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(blăth′ər) also bleth·er (blĕth′-)
intr.v. blath·ered, blath·er·ing, blath·ers also bleth·ered or bleth·er·ing or bleth·ers
To talk nonsensically.
Nonsensical talk.

[Old Norse bladhra; see bhlē- in Indo-European roots.]

blath′er·er n.


n (inf)Gequatsche nt (inf)
References in classic literature ?
I knew him in Egypt three hundred years ago; I knew him in India five hundred years ago -- he is always blethering around in my way, everywhere I go; he makes me tired.
To all of which the Vice-Warden simply replied "Don't you be a great blethering goose
Thee mind what I tells 'ee," rejoins Rachel saucily, "and doan't 'ee kep blethering about fairings.
But in reality you meet an old mate in one of the bars and miss two bands while blethering.
This was: PS22,500 from bankers Goldman Sachs; PS36,660 for five hours' work on a Euro -referendum spiel to Barclays bankers and PS10,560 for a half hour 's work blethering to lawyers.
AT a book launch in London a couple of years ago, my very non-celebrity pals and I got blethering to a wellknown couple.
Finally, if Mrs Russell is such a big fan of wind power generation, why does she not stop blethering about nimbys in the press and get on with building a smaller turbine in her back garden?
There we were, enjoying the Sailor Jerry and the saucy dancers, when one of my staff and her friend start blethering to us.
And while I can bore most people to death blethering on about the genius of Sir Alex, how we miss Cantona and how Beckham should be able to keep his underwear habits a secret, I think I can still manage to keep my love for Fergie's red and white army in proportion.