noun, verb (used with or without object) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for blether

Historical Examples of blether

  • "I'm talkin' blether," she said, stumbling over a stone in the road.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine

  • He replied, Och, we just boomed yon stone boxes until they stopped their blether, and then went to the next one.

  • These conversations usually ended in an admonition from Lisbeth to Peter to eat his meat and no blether.

    Hunter's Marjory

    Margaret Bruce Clarke

  • Her faither's ga' blether's fu' o' ga' stanes, or as my faither ca'es them, ga' nuts—a decided icterus or jaundice.

  • As if the holy Psalmist thought of rattling rhymes in blether, like his own silly clinkum-clankum that he calls verse!

    Red Cap Tales

    Samuel Rutherford Crockett

British Dictionary definitions for blether


verb, noun

Scot a variant spelling of blather

Word Origin for blether

C16: from Old Norse blathra, from blathr nonsense
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