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Meaning of SMATTER

Pronunciation:  'smatur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  speak with spotty or superficial knowledge; "She smatters Russian"
  2. [v]  to talk foolishly; "The two women babbled and crooned at the baby"
  3. [v]  work with in a non-serious manner; "She dabbles in astronomy"; "He plays around with investments bu he never makes any money"
 

SMATTER is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: babble, blather, blether, blither, dabble, play around
 
 See Also: blab, blabber, busy, chatter, clack, gabble, gibber, maunder, occupy, palaver, piffle, prate, prattle, speak, talk, tattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Smat"ter\, v. i. [OE. smateren to make a noise; cf. Sw.
    smattra to clatter, to crackle, G. schmettern to dash, crash,
    to warble, quaver.]
    1. To talk superficially or ignorantly; to babble; to
       chatter.
    
             Of state affairs you can not smatter. --Swift.
    
    2. To have a slight taste, or a slight, superficial
       knowledge, of anything; to smack.
    
    
  2. \Smat"ter\, v. t.
    1. To talk superficially about.
    
    2. To gain a slight taste of; to acquire a slight,
       superficial knowledge of; to smack. --Chaucer.
    
    
  3. \Smat"ter\, n.
    Superficial knowledge; a smattering.
    
    
 

 

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