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blither

[blith -er] /ˈblɪð ər/
verb (used without object)
1.
to talk foolishly; blather:
He's blithering about some problem of his.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; variant of blather
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British Dictionary definitions for blithering

blithering

/ˈblɪðərɪnɡ/
adjective
1.
talking foolishly; jabbering
2.
(informal) stupid; foolish: you blithering idiot
Word Origin
C19: variant of blather + -ing²
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Word Origin and History for blithering
adj.

1880, present participle adjective (from the first typically with idiot) from blither (v.) "to talk nonsense." From 1872 as a verbal noun.

blither

v.

1868, variant of blether "talk nonsense," 1520s, a northern British and Scottish word, from Middle English blather (see blather (v.)). Related: Blithered; blithering.

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Slang definitions & phrases for blithering

blithering

adjective

Senseless or incoherent: blithering idiot (1889+)


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