- to chatter idly; talk on at length
- to find fault; scold
Origin of nattervariant, variety of dialect, dialectal gnatter from Germanic echoic base from source Old Norse gnata, to crash noisily and German knattern, to clatter
a chat or talk
intransitive verbnat·tered, nat·ter·ing, nat·ters
To talk idly; chatter.
Origin of natterVariant of dialectal gnatter to nibble, natter
(third-person singular simple present natters, present participle nattering, simple past and past participle nattered)
- (colloquial) Mindless and irrelevant chatter.