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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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Examples for blithering
  • Not all parents that avoid vaccinations are blithering idiots.
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
blithering
1889, from blither "to talk nonsense;" ultimately a variant of blather (q.v.).
blither
1868, variant of blether "talk nonsense," 1520s, a northern British and Scottish word, from M.E. blather (see blather).
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Slang definitions & phrases for blithering

blithering

adjective

Senseless or incoherent: blithering idiot (1889+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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