[ nat-er ]
/ ˈnæt ər /
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verb (used without object)
to talk incessantly; chatter.
a conversation; chat.
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Origin of natter
First recorded in 1820–30; variant of earlier gnatter< ?
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How to use natter in a sentence
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|Lloyd Grove|October 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is enough to make Agnewesque nattering nabobs of negativism proud.Economic News We’re Thankful For This Thanksgiving|Zachary Karabell|November 24, 2011|DAILY BEAST
“O–oh, Monsieur Parole,” I exclaimed at his nattering category of my attributes, almost blushing.She and I, Volume 2|John Conroy Hutcheson
"You are very wrong then, for you should have heard something excessively nattering," was her reply.One Of Them|Charles James Lever
Such nattering discourse seemeth light, when we remember our manifold transgressions, and our many occasions for forgiveness.Mercedes of Castile|J. Fenimore Cooper
A nattering distinction, which he seldom lavished upon his visitors.The Honor of the Name|Emile Gaboriau
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
British Dictionary definitions for natter
/ (ˈnætə) mainly British /
(intr) to talk idly and at length; chatter or gossip
prolonged idle chatter or gossip
Derived forms of natternatterer, noun
Word Origin for natter
C19: changed from gnatter to grumble, of imitative origin; compare Low German gnatteren
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