v. i.

  1. To make a sharp, broken noise or cry, as a hen or goose does.
  2. To laugh with a broken noise, like the cackling of a hen or a goose; to giggle.
  3. To talk in a silly manner; to prattle.


  1. The sharp broken noise made by a goose or by a hen that has laid an egg.
  2. Idle talk; silly prattle.