Smatter Definition

smătər
smatters
verb
To speak or utter (a language, words, etc.) with only slight knowledge.
Webster's New World
To study or learn (a subject) superficially.
Webster's New World
To prattle.
Smattered on about her vacation.
American Heritage
noun
Webster's New World
A smattering.
American Heritage
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Origin of Smatter

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

    From Wiktionary

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

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

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