verb[no object] • dialect
- Speak indistinctly; mumble.More example sentences
- He was an auld, doddering man, a maffling, feckless auld doit.
- With vehement signs and maffling cries he showed us he was come out from Hayil to seek me.
- It keepeth and preserveth the head from whirling, the eyes from dazzling, the tongue from lisping, the mouth from maffling, the teeth from chattering, and the throat from rattling.
late Middle English: of uncertain origin; compare early modern Dutch maffelen 'move the jaws'.