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blather

[ blath-er ]
/ ˈblæð ər /
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noun

foolish, voluble talk: His speech was full of the most amazing blather.

verb (used with or without object)

Also blith·er [blith-er] /ˈblɪð ər/ . to talk or utter foolishly; babble: The poor thing blathered for hours about the intricacies of his psyche.

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Also bleth·er [bleth-er] /ˈblɛð ər/ .

Origin of blather

From Middle English; Old Norse blathra “to chatter, blabber”

OTHER WORDS FROM blather

blath·er·er, noun
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blather

Scot blether

/ (ˈblæðə) /

verb

(intr) to speak foolishly

noun

foolish talk; nonsense
a person who blathers

Word Origin for blather

C15: from Old Norse blathra, from blathr nonsense
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