praat, verb

Origin:
Afrikaans
colloquial
a. intransitive. To talk.
1920 R.Y. Stormberg Mrs Pieter de Bruyn 69Please will I praat bietje instead.
1972 P. O’Byrne on Springbok Radio 1 Dec.I’ve been praating away to myself for the last twenty seconds; I forgot to switch on the mike.
b. transitive. To speak (a language).
1977 Sunday Times 24 July 15We should learn to praat die taal.
1984 Rand Daily Mail 9 Feb. 9Praat Esperanto, my old China?
1984 Pace Oct. 174Indians are going to talk-talk Indian. Coloureds are going to praat-praat coloured...there’ll be no African voice.
To talk.
To speak (a language).
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