AskDefine | Define blather

Dictionary Definition

blather n : foolish gibberish [syn: blatherskite] v : to talk foolishly; "The two women babbled and crooned at the baby" [syn: babble, smatter, blether, blither]

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Etymology

From blaðra. To check: blaterare, onomatopoeia from the sound uttered by a camel.

Pronunciation

  • a UK /blæðə(r)/ /bl

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

absurdity, amphigory, babble, babblement, balderdash, bavardage, be stupid, bibble-babble, blab, blabber, blah-blah, blatherskite, blether, blethers, blither, bombast, bosh, bull, bullshit, bunkum, burble, cackle, caquet, caqueterie, chat, chatter, chitter-chatter, clack, claptrap, clatter, dither, dote, double-talk, drivel, drool, fiddle-faddle, fiddledeedee, flapdoodle, flimflam, flummery, folderol, fudge, fustian, gab, gabble, galimatias, gammon, gas, gibber, gibberish, gibble-gabble, go on, gobbledygook, gossip, guff, gush, haver, hocus-pocus, hokum, hot air, humbug, idle talk, jabber, jargon, jaw, jazz, malarkey, maunder, mere talk, mumbo jumbo, narrishkeit, natter, niaiserie, nonsense, nonsense talk, pack of nonsense, palaver, patter, piffle, poppycock, pour forth, prate, prating, prattle, prittle-prattle, ramble on, rant, rattle, rattle on, reel off, rigamarole, rigmarole, rodomontade, rubbish, run on, skimble-skamble, slobber, spout, spout off, stuff and nonsense, stultiloquence, talk away, talk nonsense, talk on, talkee-talkee, tittle-tattle, trash, trumpery, twaddle, twattle, twiddle-twaddle, vapor, vaporing, waffle, waffling, yak, yakkety-yak
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