Definitions for: Smatter


[v] speak with spotty or superficial knowledge; "She smatters Russian"
[v] to talk foolishly; "The two women babbled and crooned at the baby"
[v] work with in a non-serious manner; "She dabbles in astronomy"; "He plays around with investments bu he never makes any money"



Webster (1913) Definition: Smat"ter, v. i. [OE. smateren to make a noise; cf. Sw.
smattra to clatter, to crackle, G. schmettern to dash, crash,
to warble, quaver.]
1. To talk superficially or ignorantly; to babble; to
chatter.

Of state affairs you can not smatter. --Swift.

2. To have a slight taste, or a slight, superficial
knowledge, of anything; to smack.


Smat"ter, v. t.
1. To talk superficially about.

2. To gain a slight taste of; to acquire a slight,
superficial knowledge of; to smack. --Chaucer.


Smat"ter, n.
Superficial knowledge; a smattering.

Synonyms: babble, blather, blether, blither, dabble, play around

See Also: blab, blabber, busy, chatter, clack, gabble, gibber, maunder, occupy, palaver, piffle, prate, prattle, speak, talk, tattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle

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