verb[no object] British • informal
- Speak at length about trivial matters: she’d been wittering on about Jennifer and her illnessMore example sentences
prattle, babble, chatter, prate, gabble, jabber, go on, run on, rattle on/away, yap, jibber-jabber, patter, blather, blether, blither, maunder, ramble, drivelScottish & Irish • informal slabberAustralian/New Zealand • informal mag
- He can, according to those who know him, witter on about pretty much anything, and at ear-numbing length.
- Nevertheless, La Girnie witters: ‘I'm amazed that there haven't been complaints from the militant feministas and their sisters that the sculpture fails to include a female.’
- Instead of lauding the likes of Mr Van Buitenen and Ms Andresen, he attacks them; instead of rooting out fraud, he witters on about non-existent success.
early 19th century (originally Scots and dialect): probably imitative.
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