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natter

[ nat-er ]
/ ˈnæt ər /
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verb (used without object)
to talk incessantly; chatter.
noun
a conversation; chat.
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Origin of natter

First recorded in 1820–30; variant of earlier gnatter< ?
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British Dictionary definitions for natter

natter
/ (ˈnætə) mainly British /

verb
(intr) to talk idly and at length; chatter or gossip
noun
prolonged idle chatter or gossip

Derived forms of natter

natterer, noun

Word Origin for natter

C19: changed from gnatter to grumble, of imitative origin; compare Low German gnatteren
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