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blather

verb blath·er \ ˈbla-t͟hər \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of blather

blathered; blathering play \ˈbla-t͟h(ə-)riŋ\
intransitive verb
: to talk foolishly at length often used with on

blatherer

play \-t͟hər-ər\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of blather

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


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blather

noun

Definition of blather

1 : voluble nonsensical or inconsequential talk or writing

Examples of blather in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of blather

1719


BLATHER Defined for English Language Learners

blather

noun

Definition of blather for English Language Learners

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



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