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Wednesday, September 2

Maunder

[MAWN-dər]

Part of speech: verb

Origin: Unkown, early 17th century

1.

Talk in a rambling manner.

2.

Move or act in a dreamy or idle manner.

Examples of Maunder in a sentence

"Don't get him started on his favorite movies, or he will maunder forever."

"The blooming trees inspired me to maunder all afternoon in the garden."

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About Maunder

They're not etymologically related, but maunder and meander have similar spellings and meanings. To meander means to wander at random, and maunder means to speak in a rambling way.

Did you Know?

Sometimes a word doesn't have a traceable origin. It had to come from somewhere, but we just can't pin it down. Maunder is such a word. There used to be a word, maunder, that meant to beg, but that definition dropped away. Today's maunder concerns how you speak or move about.

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