Blather Blath"er (bl[a^][th]"[~e]r), v. i. & t. [imp. & p. p. {Blathered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blathering}.] [Written also {blether}.] [Icel. bla[eth]ra. Cf. {Blatherskite}.] To talk foolishly, or nonsensically, or concerning matters of no consequence. --G. Eliot.

Syn: babble, smatter, blether, blither. [Webster 1913 Suppl. + WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • blather — (also blither) ► VERB ▪ talk at length without making much sense. ► NOUN ▪ rambling talk with no real substance. ORIGIN from Old Norse, nonsense …   English terms dictionary

  • blather — [blath′ər] n. [ON blathr] foolish talk; loquacious nonsense vi. to talk on and on foolishly blatherer n …   English World dictionary

  • blather — n. nonsense 1) sheer, utter blather 2) blather about * * * utter blather [ nonsense ] sheer blather about …   Combinatory dictionary

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  • blather — UK [ˈblæðə(r)] / US [ˈblæðər] verb [intransitive] Word forms blather : present tense I/you/we/they blather he/she/it blathers present participle blathering past tense blathered past participle blathered informal to talk for a long time about… …   English dictionary

  • blather — blatherer, n. /bladh euhr/, n. 1. foolish, voluble talk: His speech was full of the most amazing blather. v.i., v.t. 2. to talk or utter foolishly; blither; babble: The poor thing blathered for hours about the intricacies of his psyche. Also,… …   Universalium

  • blather — blath|er [ˈblæðə US ər] v [Date: 1500 1600; : Old Norse; Origin: blathra] to talk for a long time about unimportant things >blather[i] n [U and C] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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