natter

verb
nat·ter | \ˈna-tər \
nattered; nattering; natters

Definition of natter 

(Entry 1 of 2)

natter

noun

Definition of natter (Entry 2 of 2)

chiefly British

: idle talk or conversation : chat

Examples of natter in a Sentence

Verb

If you ask about his grandchildren, he'll natter on about them for hours. She nattered about herself through our entire meal.

Noun

a section of the park in which nannies like to gather for a relaxed natter
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

All those nattering nabobs of negativism in the press were certainly guaranteed to give this speech the back of the hand, right? Jamie Dupree, AJC.com, "After a rough and tumble 2017, Trump calls for bipartisanship, unity in 2018," 31 Jan. 2018 The Jerry Springer Show nattered away on a television in the corner; Gisell tried to focus on the screen. Anndee Hochman, Philly.com, "The Parent Trip: Gisell and Tim Cornish of Gloucester City," 19 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of natter

Verb

1942, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1943, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for natter

Verb

probably imitative

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natter

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English Language Learners Definition of natter

: to talk about unimportant things for a long time

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