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Definition of smattering noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

smattering

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noun
BrE BrE//ˈsmætərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsmætərɪŋ//
 
 
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[singular] smattering (of something) a small amount of something, especially knowledge of a language He only has a smattering of French. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from smatter ‘talk ignorantly, prate’ (surviving in Scots), of unknown origin.
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