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Definition of natter verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

natter

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈnætə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnætər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they natter
BrE BrE//ˈnætə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnætər//
 
he / she / it natters
BrE BrE//ˈnætəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnætərz//
 
past simple nattered
BrE BrE//ˈnætəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnætərd//
 
past participle nattered
BrE BrE//ˈnætəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnætərd//
 
-ing form nattering
BrE BrE//ˈnætərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnætərɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] natter (away/on) (about something) (informal) to talk for a long time, especially about unimportant things synonym chat We nattered away for hours. I can’t stand here nattering—I’ve got work to do. Word Origin early 19th cent. (in the dialect sense ‘grumble, fret’): imitative.

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