verb[no object] British informal
Speak at length about trivial matters: she’d been wittering on about Jennifer and her illness
More example sentences
- 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.
prattle, babble, chatter, prate, gabble, jabber, go on, run on, rattle on/away, yap, jibber-jabber, patter, blather, blether, blither, maunder, ramble, drivel
Scottish & Irish informal slabber
Australian/New Zealand informal mag
Early 19th century (originally Scots and dialect): probably imitative.
Words that rhyme with witterbitter, committer, critter, embitter, emitter, fitter, flitter, fritter, glitter, gritter, hitter, jitter, knitter, litter, permitter, pitta, quitter, remitter, sitter, skitter, slitter, spitter, splitter, submitter, titter, transmitter, twitter
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