I must have let out a very excited gasp, 'cause Poetry said, "'smatter, Bill?"
The apter he is to smatter, the slower he is in making any advance in his pretences.
And again, not only is Polynesian easy to smatter, but interpreters abound.
The languages of Polynesia are easy to smatter, though hard to speak with elegance.
It blew and stormed and stormed, and the thin, nasal voice of "Rev. smatter" was utterly lost in the wind.
These would repeat the same foreign words or phrases; "to smatter French" being "meritorious."
Mrs. smatter had raised her suspicions about the adulteration of all the food on the table.
The monotonies of Mrs. smatter and the asperities of Miss Varian for once roused little opposition.
early 15c., "talk idly, chatter; talk ignorantly or superficially," of uncertain origin, perhaps imitative. Similar forms are found in Middle High German smetern "to chatter" and Swedish smattra "to patter, rattle," and cf. Danish snaddre "chatter, jabber," Dutch snateren, German schnattern "cackle, chatter, prattle." Related: Smattered; smattering.