Blathering
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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