adverb Slang.

of course; naturally.

Origin of natch

shortening and respelling of naturally Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for natch

Contemporary Examples of natch

Historical Examples of natch

  • "I just natch'ally can't help harpooning him," confessed the skipper.

  • 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 (def. 3)
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Word Origin and History for natch

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

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