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natter

Line breaks: nat¦ter
Pronunciation: /ˈnatə
 
/
informal

Definition of natter in English:

verb

[no object]
Talk casually, especially on unimportant matters; chat: they nattered away for hours
More example sentences
  • Around her, they chattered, nattered, muttered… and laughed.
  • Iain's dad and I work together, so no doubt we will be nattering about England's progress at every opportunity.
  • And the two young ladies kept on nattering on about hair fashion all the time pretending not to see an old man standing close by.

noun

[in singular] Back to top  
A casual and leisurely conversation: I could do with a drink and a natter
More example sentences
  • At one point I was worried Ronnie wasn't going to recover and I would go round to Stephanie's and have a good cry or a natter.
  • ‘I'm not stopping,’ chirrups the visitor who settles down for a cuppa and a natter with her coat on.
  • He used to go to Beckhill Working Men's Club and have a natter with Donald because he knew what nights he went there.

Origin

early 19th century (in the dialect sense 'grumble, fret'): imitative.

Derivatives

natterer

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Des is a self-confessed natterer who is seldom lost for words, but when it came to asking partner Margaret to marry him he suddenly got tongue-tied.

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