Smatter meaning

smătər
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To speak (a language) without fluency.

Smatters Russian.

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To study or approach superficially; dabble in.
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To prattle.

Smattered on about her vacation.

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A smattering.
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To speak or utter (a language, words, etc.) with only slight knowledge.
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To study or learn (a subject) superficially.
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(intransitive) To talk superficially; to babble.
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To speak (a language) with spotty or superficial knowledge.

To smatter Arabic.

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(figuratively) To study or approach superficially; to dabble in.
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To have a slight taste, or a slight, superficial knowledge, of anything; to smack.
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Superficial knowledge; a smattering.
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Origin of smatter

  • Middle English smateren to make dirty, speak foolishly, chatter

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English smateren. Compare Swedish smattra, Danish and Norwegian smadre (all of which mean to patter), German schmettern (“to resound").

    From Wiktionary