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intr.v. maun·dered, maun·der·ing, maun·ders
1. To talk incoherently or aimlessly.
2. To move or act aimlessly or vaguely; wander.
(intr) to move, talk, or act aimlessly or idly
[C17: perhaps from obsolete maunder to beg, from Latin mendīcāre; see mendicant]
1. to talk ramblingly or unintelligibly.
2. to wander.
Past participle: maundered
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|Verb||1.||maunder - wander aimlessly |
rove, stray, roam, vagabond, wander, swan, ramble, range, drift, tramp, cast, roll - move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town"
|2.||maunder - talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice|
|3.||maunder - speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly|
gabble, gibber, palaver, piffle, prate, prattle, tattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle, blabber, blab, clack, chatter
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"