verb (used with object)
Origin of smatter
Examples from the Web for smatter
The languages of Polynesia are easy to smatter, though hard to speak with elegance.In the South Seas|Robert Louis Stevenson
These would repeat the same foreign words or phrases; "to smatter French" being "meritorious."The Anglo-French Entente in the Seventeenth Century|Charles Bastide
The monotonies of Mrs. Smatter and the asperities of Miss Varian for once roused little opposition.Missy|Miriam Coles Harris
The apter he is to smatter, the slower he is in making any advance in his pretences.
I must have let out a very excited gasp, 'cause Poetry said, "'Smatter, Bill?"Shenanigans at Sugar Creek|Paul Hutchens
British Dictionary definitions for smatter
Word Origin for smatter
Word Origin and History for smatter
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.