Weekly Word is a weekly post intended to illustrate the meaning and use of a single word. The chosen word will begin with a different letter of the alphabet each week, as Louise (my daughter) and I work our way through the alphabet.
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This week’s word begins with the letter M:
Part of Speech:
1. Talk in a rambling, indistinct, incoherent or disconnected manner
2. Move or act in a dreamy or idle manner; wander slowly and aimlessly
3. Grumble (chiefly British to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely)
Maunders verb (plural) and 3rd person partciple
Maundered (past participle)
ramble prattle prate blather blether blither drivel rattle chatter jabber gabble babble slabber gab yak yabber yatter rabbit witter waffle natter chunter twaddle clack
17th century (1622) in the meaning defined at Sense 1, perhaps from the obsolete maunder, meaning to beg – from the Latin mendīcāre.
Use the Word in a Sentence:
1. Miss Stevens carried the requested files into the office, as usual maundering about her aching back.
2. If this man continued to maunder on for much longer, Charlie would have no other option than to tell him to his face that he bored the socks off people.
3. Jane maundered across country fields for most of the day, trying to clear her mind of the humdrum that had become her everyday life.
If you would like to join us in doing this weekly post, both Louise and I would be happy to see you. You can pick your own word and illustrate its use in any way you choose (even a short story) or use your chosen word to follow a similar pattern to our posts.