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Verb: smatter  sma-tu(r)
  1. Work with in an amateurish manner
    "She smatters in astronomy";
    - dabble, play around
  2. To talk foolishly
    "The two women smattered and crooned at the baby";
    - babble, blather, blether [UK, dialect], blither
  3. Speak with spotty or superficial knowledge
    "She smatters Russian"
Noun: smatter  sma-tu(r)
  1. A slight or superficial understanding of a subject
    - smattering
  2. A small number or amount
    "only a smatter of responses were received";
    - handful, smattering

Derived forms: smattered, smattering, smatters

Type of: apprehension, blab [informal], blabber [informal], busy, chatter, clack [informal], discernment, gabble, gibber, maunder, occupy, palaver [informal], piffle, prate, prattle, rabbit [Brit, informal], savvy, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity, speak, talk, tattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle [informal], twattle [UK, dialect], understanding, vapor [US], vapour [Brit, Cdn], witter [Brit, informal], yabber [Brit, informal], yatter [Brit, informal]