Definition of maunder in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɔːndə/


[no object]
1Talk in a rambling manner: Dennis maundered on about the wine
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  • A longer perspective is more pertinent and more relevant to the future than listening to televised imbeciles maundering about the ‘death of liberalism.’
  • And if I've devoted too much time to maundering about this, it's from a sort of frustration.
  • I've maundered and pondered and arm-waved about something like this for ages.
1.1 [with adverbial] Move or act in a dreamy or idle manner: he maunders through the bank, composing his thoughts
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  • This real England, your unreal home, turns us all into maundering John of Gaunts, sighing over sceptred isles, demi-paradises, other Edens.
  • But what good is bawdy when its purveyors, from low to high, seem unfailingly recruited for their unsightliness, and act like overwrought underachievers or maundering bystanders?
  • You lot thought I was maundering in Philadelphia, didn't you?
wander, drift, meander, amble, dawdle, potter, straggle
British informal mooch


Early 17th century: perhaps from obsolete maunder 'to beg'.

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