adverb Etymology: by shortening & alteration from naturally Date: circa 1945 slang of course ; naturally

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  • natch — natch·bone; natch·e·san; natch·ez; natch·i·toches; we·natch·ee; natch; …   English syllables

  • Natch — (n[a^]ch), n. [OF. nache fesse, LL. natica, from L. natis the rump, buttocks. Cf. {Aitchbone}.] The rump of beef; esp., the lower and back part of the rump. [1913 Webster] {Natch bone}, the edgebone, or aitchbone, in beef. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • natch — [nætʃ] adv [sentence adverb] spoken informal used to say that something is exactly as you would expect = ↑naturally ▪ What does he drive? A BMW, natch …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • natch — [ nætʃ ] adverb SPOKEN used for showing that you think someone probably already knows what you are saying or that you think something is obvious: OF COURSE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • natch — colloquial shortening of NATURALLY (Cf. naturally), jive talk, first recorded 1945 …   Etymology dictionary

  • natch — ☆ natch [nach ] adv. Slang naturally; of course …   English World dictionary

  • natch — [[t]næ̱tʃ[/t]] ADV: ADV with cl/group Natch is used to indicate that a particular fact or event is what you would expect and not at all surprising. [mainly JOURNALISM, INFORMAL] ...a bizarre, dreamy (but sarcastic, natch) ballad... Ina is a bad… …   English dictionary

  • natch — [naetjl interj. yes; naturally. □ I guess it’s okay. She said natch. □ Natch, you can borrow my car …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • natch — adverb /nætʃ/ Naturally; of course. The Queen was seen wearing a hat when she visited Ascot, natch …   Wiktionary

  • natch — adv Naturally, of course. Did I take him up on the offer? Natch, it was too good to pass up. 1940s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • Natch — Naturally. To clarify something that pretty obviously fits and doesn t require any more than a one word response. A. So we re going to Tomb Raider FOR SURE! Opening night, right? B. Natch …   Dictionary of american slang

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