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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.]
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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
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nat•ter

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

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

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

(ˈnӕtə) verb
to chatter or talk continuously, usually about unimportant things.
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References in classic literature ?
"Ha' a drop o' warm broth?" said Lisbeth, whose motherly feeling now got the better of her "nattering" habit.
The nattering old women could have been English cousins to Agnes Brown.
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RESIDENTS of St Catherine's Lodge in Coundon have been knitting and nattering - for charity.
My source told me he spent the day nattering to the Queen at Ascot before whizzing to Camden's Roundhouse: "Sir David was so low key.
I was sitting in the neutral section, watching the game, and the five elderly women were in front of me nattering away from first minute to last.
"I know that lots of people in racing, not to mention quite a few horses, have woken up to me nattering on the radio over the years.
Spiro Agnew famously derided reporters and commentators as "nattering nabobs of negativism." David Broder, Helen Thomas, Tom Wicker, and countless other journalists have cited the quotation as a classic example of the Nixon administration's assault on the press.
Like nattering to your friends, nattering to members of the church triumphant can be done in any language you like.
To win this week's Daily Post pounds 10, give us a giggle by telling us what Sir Alex Ferguson may have been nattering about on the phone after he was sent to the stands at Bolton.
But all we hear in the nation's capital, which is the source of those catastrophes, is a whimper from the Democratic Party, muttering and nattering about "unity" and "bipartisanship," in a situation that calls for bold action to immediately reverse the present course.
He said that they were "nattering nabobs of negativism," an "effete corps of impudent snobs" and "hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history"--all worthy of wrath from an administration determined to continue the war in Southeast Asia.