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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