Blath"er, v.i. (imp. & p.p.) blathered; p. pr. & vb. n. blathering. Cf. Old Norse "bladhra." Also written blether.

To speak at some length in a foolish, nonsensical fashion; to utter gibberish.

Ex. In New York City, most people ignore the lunatics who stand on street corners blathering about their latest conspiracy theory.

Blath"er, n.

Incoherent, nonsensical, foolish talk.

Ex. I wanted Professor Pedant to give me a clear, concise definition of existentialism, but instead he made me suffer through nearly an hour of blather

syn. babble, natter, ramble.

Blath"er (blă&thlig;"&etilde;r), v. i. & t. [imp. & p. p. Blathered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Blathering. Written also blether. Icel. blaðra. Cf. Blatherskite.]

To talk foolishly, or nonsensically. G. Eliot.


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Blath"er, n. Written also blether.

Voluble, foolish, or nonsensical talk; -- often in the pl. Hall Caine.


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