Definition of


  1. (verb, communication) speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
  2. (verb, communication) talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice
  3. (verb, motion) wander aimlessly

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Alternate forms of Maunder

Hyponyms: babble, blather, blether, blither, smatter

Hypernyms: cast, drift, mouth, ramble, range, roam, roll, rove, speak, stray, swan, talk, tramp, utter, vagabond, verbalise, verbalize, wander

Origin of the word Maunder

  1. "to wander about aimlessly," c.1746, earlier "to mumble, grumble" (1620s), both senses probably from freq. of maund "to beg" (1560s), from Fr. mendier "to beg," from L. mendicare (see mendicant). Related: Maundered; maundering. more

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