Pat"ter, n. 1. A quick succession of slight sounds; as, the patter of rain; the patter of little feet.
2. Glib and rapid speech; a voluble harangue.
3. The cant of a class; patois; as, thieves's
4. The language or oratory of a street peddler, conjurer, or the like, hence, glib talk; a voluble harangue; mere talk; chatter; also, specif., rapid speech, esp. as sometimes introduced in songs.
[Cant or Colloq.]
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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