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[nach] /nætʃ/
adverb, Slang.
of course; naturally.
Origin of natch
shortening and respelling of naturally Unabridged
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  • natch, he said, only mildly impressed by the bill and a half, even less impressed by me.

    The Knights of Arthur Frederik Pohl
  • "I just natch'ally can't help harpooning him," confessed the skipper.

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  • There were no police around, natch, and a lot of volunteers were trying to direct traffic and getting in each other's way.

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  • When the natch was over, he strode hurriedly from the palace.

  • Ef I ax fer er million er money, hit 'u'd be 'cause I'd natch'ly want ter quit work, an' dat's erg'in' his law.

British Dictionary definitions for natch


sentence substitute
(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+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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