(also blither or chiefly Scottish blether)
- Talk long-windedly without making very much sense: she began blathering on about spirituality and life after death (as noun blathering) now stop your blathering and get back to workMore example sentences
prattle, babble, chatter, twitter, prate, gabble, jabber, go on, run on, rattle on/away, yap, jibber-jabber, patter, blether, blither, maunder, ramble, drivelScottish & Irish • informal slabberAustralian/New Zealand • informal mag
- According to the comment a couple of posts below, I have to stop blathering about trains now.
- When will he stop blathering about the morality of others and look to his own sorry affairs?
- That isn't going to stop the blogger from blathering on about it.
noun[mass noun] Back to top
- Long-winded talk with no real substance: all the blather coming out of Washington about crimeMore example sentences
prattle, chatter, twitter, babble, talk, prating, gabble, jabber, blether, rambling; nonsense, rubbish, balderdash, gibberish, claptrap• informal yackety-yak, yabbering, yatter, rot, tripe, twaddle, hogwash, baloney, drivel, bilge, bosh, bull, bunk, guff, eyewash, piffle, poppycock, phooey, hooey, malarkey, dribbleBritish • informal wittering, nattering, chuntering, cobblers, codswallop, stuff and nonsense, tosh, cackScottish & Northern English • informal haversAustralian/New Zealand • vulgar slang bulldust• archaic clack, twattle
- That dried-up worthless twit once again obscures the real point with blather.
- Real thinking should prevail, not liberal blather.
- The blather from both sides obscures the real, but largely hidden, agenda behind the tax cuts.
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- Anybody who can abide the blatherers on channel 9 deserves a nomination for Australian of the Year.
- He saw academics generally as "liberal blatherers."
- I will have to continue to ride sedately until I am clear of the drunks, bus-rushers and blind Blackberry blatherers.
late Middle English (as a verb; originally Scots and northern English dialect): from Old Norse blathra 'talk nonsense', from blathr 'nonsense'.