C19: changed from gnatter to grumble, of imitative origin; compare Low German gnatteren
natter for learners of EnglishPowered by COBUILD (nætəʳ)
Word forms: natters, nattering, nattered
When people natter, they talk casually for a long time about unimportant things. [mainly British, informal] [V] ⇒ If something dramatic has happened during the day, we'll sit and natter about it. [Vaway/on] ⇒ Susan and the girl were still nattering away in German. [V + with] ⇒ Ahead of you is a day of nattering with fellow farmers at the local market. [V] ⇒ You natter all day long at the hospital. [V + to] ⇒ His mother would natter to anyone.
Natter is also a noun. ⇒ What's the topic of conversation when a group of new mums get together for a natter?
He'd get to Cambridge in good time to have a late lunch with Gerry Holmes, have a natter , and pick up that battery before five.Meek, M R D A WORM OF DOUBT`Also, perhaps after you've finished breakfast I think we need to have a quick natter about the ground rules here.Daisy Waugh TEN STEPS TO HAPPINESSBesides the occasional natter over a game of cribbage, they generally shot grouse together in the fall and poachedsalmon in the spring.Terman, Douglas CORMORANTNector let Bernadette natter on, directing him to accomplishfaircopies of documents.Louise Erdrich THE LAST REPORT ON THE MIRACLES AT LITTLE NO HORSE: A NOVEL