Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CLATTERN, CLATTERAN, n. “A tattler, a babbler” (Lth. 1808 Jam., Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B., clattern, obsol.). Sc. 1725 Ramsay Gentle Shepherd Act III. Sc. ii. in Poems (1728):
That clatteran Madge, my Titty, tells sic Flaws, When e'er our Meg her cankart Humour gaws.

[Prob. the ppl.adj. of Clatter, v., used absolutely.]

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"Clattern n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 18 Oct 2021 <>



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