from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A rambling or pointless discourse.
- v. Present participle of maunder.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Muttering or driveling speech; a muttering.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Why would someone use the word maundering when they meant meandering?
And then all the life and lilt went out of them, and they were again maundering and futile things, getting in one another's way, stumbling and shuffling through the darkness, hesitating to grasp ropes, and, when they did take hold, invariably taking hold of the wrong rope first.
Here's the American Heritage Dictionary on "maundering": 1. To talk incoherently or aimlessly.
If Peggy had used "maundering", I would have assumed that "meandering" had gotten mistyped.
I don't recall ever coming across the word "maundering".
I don't recall ever seeing the word "maundering" before, and I consider myself to be pretty well read.
I will try if by judicious treatment the 'maundering' may not be made into something worth the hearing.
We'd love to comment, but I'm afraid to say that none of us here at the Sacred Order of Libertines had the stamina to read all the way through his maundering moralism.
Staggering and maundering to himself, with bloodshot eyes, and a raw and bleeding slash down one side of his bewhiskered face, he was altogether the most nauseating specimen of degradation and filth I had ever encountered.
Some maundering fancy of going out with the tide suddenly obsessed me.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.