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maunder

[ mawn-der ]
/ ˈmɔn dər /
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verb (used without object)

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.

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Origin of maunder

First recorded in 1615–25; origin uncertain

OTHER WORDS FROM maunder

maun·der·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for maunder

maunder
/ (ˈmɔːndə) /

verb

(intr) to move, talk, or act aimlessly or idly

Derived forms of maunder

maunderer, nounmaundering, adjective

Word Origin for maunder

C17: perhaps from obsolete maunder to beg, from Latin mendīcāre; see mendicant
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