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Part of speech: verb

Origin: Unknown, early 17th century


Talk in a rambling manner.


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."

About Maunder

They're not etymologically related, but "maunder" and "meander" have similar spellings and meanings. To "meander" means to "wander at random," and to "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 etymologists can't pin it down. "Maunder" is one such word. An obsolete usage of "maunder" meant "to beg," but that definition dropped away. Today's "maunder" concerns how someone speaks or moves about.

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