natter

verb
nat·​ter | \ ˈna-tər How to pronounce natter (audio) \
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

Keep scrolling for more

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
See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The finale crystallized the show’s acidic insights about how and why people natter. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 15 Oct. 2019 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, 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, 19 Jan. 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Instead, Trump natters about video games and mental health — neither of which Congress will do anything about, either. Eugene Robinson, The Mercury News, 11 Aug. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'natter.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About natter

Dictionary Entries Near natter

natte

natter

natterjack

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for natter

Cite this Entry

“Natter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/natter. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for natter

natter

verb

English Language Learners Definition of natter

: to talk about unimportant things for a long time

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!