: superficial piecemeal knowledge <a smattering of carpentry, house painting, bricklaying — Alva Johnston>
: a small scattered number or amount <a smattering of spectators>
Examples of SMATTERING
- She only knows a smattering of German.
- <a smattering of guests at the art exhibit>
First Known Use of SMATTERING
Related to SMATTERING
- couple, handful, scatter, scattering, smatter, few, sprinkle, sprinkling
- army, crowd, flock, gazillion, horde, host, jillion, kazillion, legion, loads, many, mountain, multitude, oodles, scads, thousands, zillion
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