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blether

[bleth-er]
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noun, verb (used with or without object)
  1. blather.
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Related Words

scandal, hearsay, chitchat, tale, conversation, slander, buzz, news, chatter, blab, blather, account, prate, chronicle, grapevine, defamation, cry, story, meddling, babble

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Historical Examples

  • "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

blether

verb, noun
  1. Scot a variant spelling of blather
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Word Origin

C16: from Old Norse blathra, from blathr nonsense
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