Definition of bavardage in English:

bavardage

Pronunciation /ˌbavərˈdäZH/ /ˌbævərˈdɑʒ/

noun

  • Idle gossip; chitchat.

    ‘a bore whose bavardage could easily unsettle one's reason’
    • ‘Much bavardage occurs in which Celia gets the keys to Silas's car and spits in his face about his total worthlessness.’
    tittle-tattle, tattle, rumour, rumours, whispers, stories, tales, canards, titbits

Origin

French, from bavarder ‘to chatter’, from bavard ‘talkative’, from bave ‘drivel’.