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[nach] /nætʃ/
adverb, Slang.
of course; naturally.
Origin of natch
shortening and respelling of naturally Unabridged
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Examples from the web for natch
  • That's a guess natch based on what seems reasonable now.
  • Which you can, natch, experimentally verify for yourself.
  • That's subjective and necessarily generalised natch.
  • He beard an explosion and ran from bis natch through a corn field towards the creek.
British Dictionary definitions for natch


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(informal) short for naturally (sense 3)
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Word Origin and History for natch

colloquial shortening of naturally, jive talk, first recorded 1945.

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Slang definitions & phrases for natch



Naturally; certainly: will be in riding clothes (habits of the rich, natch)/ The two men, natch, are soul buddies


Of course; right: Do I like it? Natch, what else? (1945+)

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