- to talk incessantly; chatter.
- a conversation; chat.
Origin of natter
Examples from the Web for nattering
Chuck Todd took over Meet the Press barely a month ago, and already the chattering class is nattering for his head.Jon Stewart and 'Meet The Press' Would Have Been One Unhappy Marriage
October 9, 2014
It is enough to make Agnewesque nattering nabobs of negativism proud.Economic News We’re Thankful For This Thanksgiving
November 24, 2011
A nattering distinction, which he seldom lavished upon his visitors.The Honor of the Name
I have drawn no nattering portrait of him—but, like other men, he has his good points.The Rock of the Lion
Molly Elliot Seawell
But I set no count on his nattering so long as I could keep him alive.More Tales of the Ridings
How is a lad to enjoy the society of his mother if she is perpetually nagging and nattering at him?Human Intercourse
Philip Gilbert Hamerton
But to these nattering appearances it was dangerous to yield implicit confidence.The Life of George Washington, Vol. 4 (of 5)
- (intr) to talk idly and at length; chatter or gossip
- prolonged idle chatter or gossip
Word Origin and History for nattering
"grumble, chatter aimlessly, nag," 1829, northern England dialect variant of gnatter "to chatter, grumble," earlier (18c.) "to nibble away," probably of echoic origin. Related: Nattered; nattering. As a noun, 1866, from the verb.