wittering

noun
wit·​ter·​ing | \ ˈwitərə̇n, -riŋ \
plural -s

Definition of wittering

chiefly Scottish
: a piece of information (as a sign, token, or hint)

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History and Etymology for wittering

Middle English (Scots) wittering, witering, from gerund of witteren, witeren to clarify, inform, teach, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse vitra to manifest, reveal, vitr wise, vita to know

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“Wittering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wittering. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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