E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The clatter made with pots and pans, whistling, bawling, hissing, and so on. Our concert of marrow-bones and cleavers; the German Katzenmusik, got up to salute with ridicule unequal marriages. Punch is our national Charivari, and clatters weekly against political and social wrong-sidedness.