smatter


1smat·ter

verb \ˈsma-tər\

Definition of SMATTER

intransitive verb
:  to talk superficially :  babble
transitive verb
1
:  to speak with spotty or superficial knowledge <smatters French>
2
:  to dabble in
smat·ter·er \-tər-ər\ noun

Origin of SMATTER

Middle English smateren to make dirty, talk idly
First Known Use: 15th century

2smatter

noun

Definition of SMATTER

:  smattering <a smatter of applause>

Examples of SMATTER

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

First Known Use of SMATTER

1668

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