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smatter

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verb smat·ter \ˈsma-tər\

Definition of smatter

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to talk superficially :  babble

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to speak with spotty or superficial knowledge <smatters French>

  5. 2 :  to dabble in

smat·ter·er play \-tər-ər\ noun


Origin of smatter

Middle English smateren to make dirty, talk idly


First Known Use: 15th century


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smatter

noun smat·ter

Definition of smatter

  1. :  smattering <a smatter of applause>



Examples of smatter

  1. <we received only a smatter of complaints about the book>



1668

First Known Use of smatter

1668


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