Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb Of course; naturally.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A dialcetal form of notch.
  • noun In mining, a small hitch or dislocation, as of a coal seam.
  • noun The junction of two rails where the rails are out of level or out of line.
  • noun Same as nautch.
  • noun The buttocks or rump.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The rump of beef; esp., the lower and back part of the rump.
  • noun the edgebone, or aitchbone, in beef.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb colloquial Naturally; of course.
  • noun The rump of beef, especially the lower and back part of the rump.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Shortening and alteration of naturally.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Clipping of Eye dialect spelling of naturally.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Old French nache, Late Latin natica, from Latin natis ("the rump, buttocks"). Compare aitchbone.

Examples

  • BDS is funded primarily from the permit revenues they bring in - natch, given the falling economy, they're not bringing near as much in right now.

    Trust me (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • Click for larger size so you can read all hims big talkings, which begin -- natch -- with "HELLO, I BIGFOOT."

    Boing Boing

  • I wrote it in English, natch, and Professor Zurayk translated.

    Leila Writes for Al-Akhbar: No Factory-farmed Meat!

  • I wrote it in English, natch, and Professor Zurayk translated.

    Dove's Eye View:

  • My own argument in the strange fiction series, natch, is that it's more complex.

    The Great Debate

  • Actually, I hate using the word "natch" -- that was the first time I ever used it -- and I didn't enjoy it.

    The Amateur Gourmet

  • Hummer will build a smaller-than-H3 model for the 2010 model year, to be called natch the H4:

    dustbury.com » How about just a little Hummer?

  • Anyway, paradigm's definition is so complicated and self-congratulatory that its usage is generally limited to the kind of people who use words like "ersatz" and "natch" - out loud anyway.

    WFMU's Beware of the Blog:

  • Anyway, paradigm's definition is so complicated and self-congratulatory that its usage is generally limited to the kind of people who use words like "ersatz" and "natch" - out loud anyway.

    Ian Anderson and The Zeitgeist Follies

  • He's nominally Jewish and "progressive," natch '- and my reply:

    Israel At Level Ground

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