1 talk in a dreamy or rambling manner.
2 move or act listlessly or idly.
Etymology: perh. f. obs. maunder beggar, to beg

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  • maunder — ► VERB ▪ move, talk, or act in a rambling or aimless manner. ORIGIN perhaps from obsolete maunder to beg …   English terms dictionary

  • Maunder — Maund er, v. t. To utter in a grumbling manner; to mutter. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Maunder — Maund er, n. A beggar. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • maunder — (v.) to wander about aimlessly, c.1746, earlier to mumble, grumble (1620s), both senses perhaps from frequentative of maund to beg (1560s), which is possibly from Fr. mendier to beg, from L. mendicare (see MENDICANT (Cf. mendicant)). Related:… …   Etymology dictionary

  • maunder — [môn′dər] vi. [Early ModE mander, to grumble, growl, prob. freq. of obs. maund, to beg: sense prob. infl. by MEANDER] 1. to move or act in a dreamy, vague, aimless way 2. to talk in an incoherent, rambling way; drivel maunderer n …   English World dictionary

  • Maunder — Recorded in a number of spellings as shown below, this is an English surname, but possibly of pre 10th century Old French origins. It derives from the words mande or maund, a word which seems to have been introduced into the British Isles after… …   Surnames reference

  • Maunder — Maund Maund, Maunder Maund er, v. i. [Cf. F. mendier to beg, E. mendicant.] 1. To beg. [Obs.] B. Jonson. Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 2. To mutter; to mumble; to grumble; to speak indistinctly or disconnectedly; to talk incoherently. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • maunder — See maunder, meander …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • maunder — maun|der [ˈmo:ndə US ˈmo:ndər] v [i]especially BrE [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Probably from the sound] to talk or complain about something for a long time in a boring way maunder on/about ▪ What are you maundering on about, George? …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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