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natch

slang A shortening of the word "naturally," meaning "of course." The spelling approximates the sound of the first syllable of "naturally." Primarily heard in US. A: "And did you adjust for inflation?" B: "Natch! The numbers all check out, man." A: "Is it all right if I borrow your computer for a while?" B: "Natch, dude. No problem."

on the natch

slang No longer using or addicted to drugs or alcohol; in a clean, natural state. ("Natch" is short for "natural.") My wife and parents helped me get through rehab five years ago, and I've been on the natch ever since.
See also: natch, on

natch

(nætʃ)
interj. yes; naturally. Natch, you can borrow my car.

on the natch

(...nætʃ)
mod. free of drugs; natural and straight. I have been on the natch for almost a year.
See also: natch, on
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