Definition of bavardage in English:

bavardage

Line breaks: bav¦ard|age
Pronunciation: /ˌbavɑːˈdɑːʒ
 
, bavaʀdaʒ/

noun

[mass noun]
  • Idle gossip: a bore whose bavardage could easily unsettle one’s reason
    More example sentences
    • Such bavardage (foolish chatter) is not getting us anywhere; this is supposed to be a review of the past 12 months of football madness.
    • Thus, the public - and the academy - is assaulted with abstract social work or political bavardage that is alien, irrelevant, and unreal.

Origin

French, from bavarder 'to chatter', from bavard 'talkative', from bave 'drivel'.

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