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[nach] /nætʃ/
adverb, Slang.
of course; naturally.
Origin of natch
shortening and respelling of naturally Unabridged
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  • "I just natch'ally can't help harpooning him," confessed the skipper.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • When the natch was over, he strode hurriedly from the palace.

  • I made a carbon, natch, so your ditching of the original comes to naught.

    The Slizzers Jerome Bixby
  • Everybody had been a hero, natch, and they were all very unbashful about admitting it.

    Four-Day Planet Henry Beam Piper
  • Ef I ax fer er million er money, hit 'u'd be 'cause I'd natch'ly want ter quit work, an' dat's erg'in' his law.

British Dictionary definitions for natch


sentence substitute
(informal) short for naturally (sense 3)
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Word Origin and History for natch

colloquial shortening of naturally, jive talk, first recorded 1945.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for natch



Naturally; certainly: will be in riding clothes (habits of the rich, natch)/ The two men, natch, are soul buddies


Of course; right: Do I like it? Natch, what else? (1945+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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