Etymology
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smatter (v.)

early 15c., "talk idly, chatter; talk ignorantly or superficially," of uncertain origin, perhaps imitative. Similar forms are found in Middle High German smetern "to chatter" and Swedish smattra "to patter, rattle," and compare Danish snaddre "chatter, jabber," Dutch snateren, German schnattern "cackle, chatter, prattle." Related: Smattered; smattering.

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Definitions of smatter

smatter (v.)
work with in an amateurish manner;
Synonyms: dabble / play around
smatter (v.)
to talk foolishly;
Synonyms: babble / blather / blether / blither
smatter (v.)
speak with spotty or superficial knowledge;
She smatters Russian
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