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 for smatter
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Smatter \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.
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              Of state affairs you can not smatter. --Swift.
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     2. To have a slight taste, or a slight, superficial
        knowledge, of anything; to smack.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Smatter \Smat"ter\, v. t.
     1. To talk superficially about.
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     2. To gain a slight taste of; to acquire a slight,
        superficial knowledge of; to smack. --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Smatter \Smat"ter\, n.
     Superficial knowledge; a smattering.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  smatter
      v 1: work with in an amateurish manner; "She dabbles in
           astronomy"; "He plays around with investments but he never
           makes any money" [syn: dabble, smatter, play around]
      2: to talk foolishly; "The two women babbled and crooned at the
         baby" [syn: babble, blather, smatter, blether,
         blither]
      3: speak with spotty or superficial knowledge; "She smatters
         Russian"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  24 Moby Thesaurus words for "smatter":
     babble, burst, cackle, chat, chatter, clack, few, fragment, gab,
     gas, handful, jaw, pash, prate, prattle, rive, scattering, shiver,
     smash, smattering, spatter, spattering, splinter, sprinkling
  
  

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