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nat·ter

 (năt′ər)
intr.v. nat·tered, nat·ter·ing, nat·ters
To talk idly; chatter.

[Variant of dialectal gnatter, to nibble, natter.]

natter

(ˈnætə)
vb
(intr) to talk idly and at length; chatter or gossip
n
prolonged idle chatter or gossip
[C19: changed from gnatter to grumble, of imitative origin; compare Low German gnatteren]
ˈnatterer n

nat•ter

(ˈnæt ər)
v.i.
1. to talk incessantly; chatter.
n.
2. a conversation; chat.
[1820–30; earlier also gnatter, expressive v.]

natter


Past participle: nattered
Gerund: nattering

Imperative
natter
natter
Present
I natter
you natter
he/she/it natters
we natter
you natter
they natter
Preterite
I nattered
you nattered
he/she/it nattered
we nattered
you nattered
they nattered
Present Continuous
I am nattering
you are nattering
he/she/it is nattering
we are nattering
you are nattering
they are nattering
Present Perfect
I have nattered
you have nattered
he/she/it has nattered
we have nattered
you have nattered
they have nattered
Past Continuous
I was nattering
you were nattering
he/she/it was nattering
we were nattering
you were nattering
they were nattering
Past Perfect
I had nattered
you had nattered
he/she/it had nattered
we had nattered
you had nattered
they had nattered
Future
I will natter
you will natter
he/she/it will natter
we will natter
you will natter
they will natter
Future Perfect
I will have nattered
you will have nattered
he/she/it will have nattered
we will have nattered
you will have nattered
they will have nattered
Future Continuous
I will be nattering
you will be nattering
he/she/it will be nattering
we will be nattering
you will be nattering
they will be nattering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been nattering
you have been nattering
he/she/it has been nattering
we have been nattering
you have been nattering
they have been nattering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been nattering
you will have been nattering
he/she/it will have been nattering
we will have been nattering
you will have been nattering
they will have been nattering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been nattering
you had been nattering
he/she/it had been nattering
we had been nattering
you had been nattering
they had been nattering
Conditional
I would natter
you would natter
he/she/it would natter
we would natter
you would natter
they would natter
Past Conditional
I would have nattered
you would have nattered
he/she/it would have nattered
we would have nattered
you would have nattered
they would have nattered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.natter - talk socially without exchanging too much informationnatter - talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"
converse, discourse - carry on a conversation
jawbone, schmoose, schmooze, shmoose, shmooze - talk idly or casually and in a friendly way

natter

verb
1. gossip, talk, rabbit (on) (Brit. informal), jaw (slang), chatter, witter (informal), prattle, jabber, gabble, blather, blether, shoot the breeze (informal), run off at the mouth (slang), prate, talk idly, chew the fat or rag (slang) His mother would natter on the phone for hours.
noun
1. gossip, talk, conversation, chat, jaw (slang), craic (Irish informal), gab (informal), prattle, jabber, gabble, palaver, blather, chitchat, blether, chinwag (Brit. informal), gabfest (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), confabulation We must get together some time for a good natter.
Translations
brebentitžvanit
snakke
szakadatlanul fecseg
masa, rabba
pļāpāt
çene çalmakgevezelik etmek

natter

[ˈnætəʳ] (Brit)
A. Ncharla f, plática f (Mex)
to have a nattercharlar, estar de palique (Sp) , platicar (Mex) (with con) we had a good old natterestuvimos charlando un buen rato
B. VI (= chat) → charlar, platicar (Mex); (= chatter) → parlotear, hablar mucho

natter

[ˈnætər] (British)
vibavarder
to natter to sb → bavarder avec qn
n (= chat) to have a natter → bavarder

natter

(Brit inf)
vi (= gossip)schwatzen (inf); (= chatter also)quasseln (inf); to natter away in Germandeutsch quasseln (inf); to natter on about somethingüber etw (acc)quasseln (inf)
nSchwatz m (inf); to have a nattereinen Schwatz halten (inf)

natter

[ˈnætəʳ] (fam)
1. nchiacchierata
to have a natter → fare quattro chiacchiere
2. vichiacchierare

natter

(ˈnӕtə) verb
to chatter or talk continuously, usually about unimportant things.
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