natter

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GRE

high

Banks

high

Civil Services

high

Meaning(s)

talk casually

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natter - chat

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The informal word ‘natter’ is used to describe chatting at length with somebody about unimportant things. It is generally applied in a positive sense to express a lighthearted conversation with a person you know and like. However, if you are not in a social mood, or are in a professional environment, somebody nattering can be a source of irritation.

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Synonyms jabber,blather
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  1. I felt a bit stressed after a busy day at work, so when I got home I called my friend and had a bit of a natter.

  2. The staff here spend an awful lot of time sitting around nattering with each other. That’s why productivity is so low.

  3. I hate bumping into David when I’m out somewhere. Once he starts nattering, it’s hard to get away from him!

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