Smat"ter (?), v. i. [OE. smateren to make a noise; cf. Sw. smattra to clatter, to crackle, G. schmettern to dash, crash, to warble, quaver.]

1.

To talk superficially or ignorantly; to babble; to chatter.

Of state affairs you can not smatter. Swift.

2.

To have a slight taste, or a slight, superficial knowledge, of anything; to smack.

 

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Smat"ter, v. t.

1.

To talk superficially about.

2.

To gain a slight taste of; to acquire a slight, superficial knowledge of; to smack.

Chaucer.

 

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Smat"ter, n.

Superficial knowledge; a smattering.

 

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