Idle gossip, chitchat.
French, from bavarder ‘to chatter’, from bavard ‘talkative’, from bave ‘drivel’.
“We’d like less bavardage and more action!”
Rampallion (noun) (rare) (archaic)
A ruffian, a villain, a rascal.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Nashe (d. c1601), writer. Origin uncertain. Perhaps from ramp + -allion, perhaps showing alteration of rascallion by association with ramp. Perhaps compare later ramscallion, rapscallion, tatterdemalion.