- foolish, voluble talk: His speech was full of the most amazing blather.
- to talk or utter foolishly; blither; babble: The poor thing blathered for hours about the intricacies of his psyche.
Origin of blather
Examples from the Web for blather
Contemporary Examples of blather
And the blather will only get louder now that Rick Santorum has dropped out.The Portman Bubble
April 10, 2012
Or maybe, after 176 of these blather fests, even the candidates are tired of hearing themselves talk.Republican Debate: Newt’s Curiously Bloodless Performance
January 24, 2012
Given all of the blather, it cannot be easy to get firm footing while attempting to scale our racial fence of barbed wire.How Insane Is the Beer Summit?
July 30, 2009
Nevertheless, what we have gotten and are getting still is blather.Where's The Outrage?
February 12, 2009
Historical Examples of blather
Will you cease your blather of mutiny and treason and courts-martial?Captain Blood
Do you know no better than blather at the top of your voice like that?Kilgorman
Talbot Baines Reed
All hell broke loose then, with me and Brock making most of the blather.A Spaceship Named McGuire
Gordon Randall Garrett
Is this a conundrum or blather, invented to hide your ignominy in a cloud of words?The Invader
Margaret L. Woods
Rattleton spent much time on Blather's education—so did Rattleton's friends.Harvard Stories
Waldron Kintzing Post
- (intr) to speak foolishly
- foolish talk; nonsense
- a person who blathers
Word Origin for blather
Word Origin and History for blather
1520s, Scottish, probably from a Scandinavian source such as Old Norse blaðra "mutter, wag the tongue," perhaps of imitative origin. Related: Blathered; blathering.
1787, from blather (v.).