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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The purpose of the project is to provide water depths necessary for safe mooring and maundering of vessels.
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