Definition of Smatter

1. Verb. Work with in an amateurish manner. "He plays around with investments but he never makes any money"

Exact synonyms: Dabble, Play Around
Generic synonyms: Busy, Occupy
Derivative terms: Dabbler



2. Verb. To talk foolishly. "Sam and Sue smatter"; "The two women babbled and crooned at the baby"

3. Verb. Speak with spotty or superficial knowledge. "She smatters Russian"
Generic synonyms: Speak, Talk
Derivative terms: Smattering

Definition of Smatter

1. v. i. To talk superficially or ignorantly; to babble; to chatter.

2. v. t. To talk superficially about.

3. n. Superficial knowledge; a smattering.

Definition of Smatter

1. Verb. (intransitive) To talk superficially; to babble. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To speak (a language) with spotty or superficial knowledge. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) (figuratively) To study or approach superficially; to dabble in. ¹

4. Noun. superficial knowledge; a smattering ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Smatter

1. to speak with little knowledge [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Smatter

smashies
smashing
smashingly
smashings
smashmouth
smashproof
smasht
smashup
smashups
smatch
smatched
smatches
smatchet
smatchets
smatching
smatter (current term)
smattered
smatterer
smatterers
smattering
smatterings
smatters
smaze
smazes
smear
smear campaign
smear campaigns
smear case
smear culture
smear dab

Literary usage of Smatter

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Mind and Hand: Manual Training, the Chief Factor in Education by Charles Henry Ham (1900)
"Urgent Demand for Reform— Existing Schools Denounced as Superficial, their Methods as Automatic, their System as a Mixture of Cram and smatter — The ..."

2. A Practical Dictionary of the English and German Languages by Felix Flügel, Johann Gottfried Flügel (1861)
"... to graze, pasture, to turn or put to grass; SMatter —, to put forth or to run to leaves; .... SMatter ..."

3. Some Account of the English Stage: From the Restoration in 1660 to 1830 by John Genest (1832)
"Garrick acted Jack smatter. 17--19-20. Pamela—Garrick's name is omitted in the ... Garrick acted Jack smatter. 28. Garrick acted Clodio. 30. Orphan. ..."

4. The House in St. Martin's Street: Being Chronicles of the Burney Family by Constance Hill (1907)
"Lady smatter. But surely you do not believe him ? Codger. ... Lady smatter. O you Goth! come, dear Mr. Dabler, produce something at once, if only to shame ..."

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