MEANING: noun: Idle talk; nonsense.
verb intr.: To talk idly.

ETYMOLOGY: Perhaps an alteration of tattle, of imitative origin. Earliest documented use: 1673.

WATTLE - the dingle-dangle hanging from a turkey's throat (not to be confused with the dingle-dangle that hangs from a turkey's beak, which is a SNOOD)

TWA TALE - the Rise and Fall of the Constellation

WATTLE - Barrista's greeting (usually followed by "you have?")