patter: Meaning and Definition of
- to cause to patter.
- to spatter with something.
- a rapid succession of light tapping sounds: the steady patter of rain on the tin roof.
- the act of pattering.
- meaningless, rapid talk; mere chatter; gabble.
- the usually glib and rapid speech or talk used by a magician while performing, a barker at a circus or sideshow, a comedian or other entertainer, a vendor of questionable wares, or the like; stylized or rehearsed talk used to attract attention, entertain, etc.
- amusing lines delivered rapidly by an entertainer or performer, as in a comic routine or in a song.
- the jargon or cant of any class, group, etc.
- to talk glibly or rapidly, esp. with little regard to meaning; chatter.
- to repeat a paternoster or other prayer in a rapid, mechanical way.
- to recite or repeat (prayers, verses, etc.) in a rapid, mechanical way.
- to repeat or say rapidly or glibly.
- a person or thing that pats.
- patter (Thesaurus)