- to talk in a rambling, foolish, or meaningless way.
- to move, go, or act in an aimless, confused manner: He maundered through life without a single ambition.
Origin of maunder
Related Words for maunderramble, stray, drift, wander, roam, deviate, babble, drivel, mouth, mutter, blather, mumble
Examples from the Web for maunder
Historical Examples of maunder
Nevertheless, Maunder says that this thing had no relation to auroral phenomena.
In the Observatory, 6-192, is Maunder's contemporaneous account.
"You told me not to maunder just now," says Bingo, with ponderous sarcasm.The Dop Doctor
Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Maunder has been sighing for the last ten minutes, and I know what that means.Antony Gray,--Gardener
It's young for him still—Hold on, Olive; I'm not going to maunder!The Brentons
Anna Chapin Ray
- (intr) to move, talk, or act aimlessly or idly
Word Origin for maunder
"to wander about aimlessly," c.1746, earlier "to mumble, grumble" (1620s), both senses perhaps from frequentative of maund "to beg" (1560s), which is possibly from French mendier "to beg," from Latin mendicare (see mendicant). Related: Maundered; maundering.