maunder

[mawn-der]
verb (used without object)
1.
to talk in a rambling, foolish, or meaningless way.
2.
to move, go, or act in an aimless, confused manner: He maundered through life without a single ambition.

Origin:
1615–25; origin uncertain

maunderer, noun
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maunder (ˈmɔːndə)
 
vb
(intr) to move, talk, or act aimlessly or idly
 
[C17: perhaps from obsolete maunder to beg, from Latin mendīcāre; see mendicant]
 
'maunderer
 
n
 
'maundering
 
adj

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maunder
"to wander about aimlessly," c.1746, earlier "to mumble, grumble" (1620s), both senses probably from freq. of maund "to beg" (1560s), from Fr. mendier "to beg," from L. mendicare (see mendicant). Related: Maundered; maundering.
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Wandering in and out of a set made of drip-painting canvases, the characters maunder on about art and their personal demons.
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