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blather

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verb blath·er \ˈbla-thər\

Definition of blather

blath·eredblath·er·ing play \-th(ə-)riŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to talk foolishly at length —often used with on

blath·er·er play \-thər-ər\ noun


Origin of blather

Old Norse blathra; akin to Middle High German blōdern to chatter


First Known Use: 1524

Rhymes with blather


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blather

noun blath·er

Simple Definition of blather

  • : foolish or dull talk or writing that continues for a long time

Full Definition of blather

  1. 1 :  voluble nonsensical or inconsequential talk or writing

  2. 2 :  stir, commotion

Examples of blather

  1. listening to a lot of blather from politicians about who's to blame for the bad economy

  2. <wanted to retire quietly and without all the blather of an office send-off>



1719

First Known Use of blather

1719


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