from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Variant of blather.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of blather.
  • v. Alternative spelling of blather.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as blather.
  • n. Same as blather.
  • n. A Scotch form of bladder.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. to talk foolishly
  • n. idle or foolish and irrelevant talk


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  • Thanks, asianHusseingrrl "that one" MN, I know that & saw it - I just want a HUGE pic of it at the actual event … - otherwise I'll get a bunch of 'blether' from the pwwnbn … … …. News

  • Sleek and smart, those wee black eyes dart from side to side and while others blether and blunder he just keeps to his game and he's always witty.

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  • The four of you lads can stay and blether on for as long as you like.

    Healing the Highlander

  • I canna but believe Richard was of a mind to frighten you and nothing more with all his blether about marriage.

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  • He babbled, carrying on like some serving wench with good gossip, unable to stop his own blether, until she ducked her shoulder away from his touch.

    Healing the Highlander

  • Anyways, we made our way back to the festival by way of a bar, for a wee beer and a blether, and then a supermarket, so's I could pick up some beer for the room party I was reckoning as a necessity that night, given that the hotel bar in Novotel closed at half twelve the previous night.

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  • There was beer and blether and more blether and more beer.

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  • I'd tweeted of my trip and, knowing them from WFCs in the past, ended up arranging for beer and a blether on Friday, and to see the show together on Thursday.

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  • I'll have a blether with my father about tomorrow's plans and then I go to sleep, weary in my bones, rather than overwrought with mental fatigue, wondering if the weather will play out as predicted.

    Back to the land: from London to sheep farming on Eigg

  • It seems to crop up a lot in political blether of Mr Davies 'kind.

    Giving evidence to the Chilcot inquiry, Tony Blair said: “I...


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  • Amelia had been behaving even more oddly than usual, blethering about Olivia . . . . Blethering. That was one of his father's words.
    Kate Atkinson, Case Histories (New York: Little Brown & Co., 2004), p. 324

    May 30, 2016

  • Didn't realise that this is a variant of blather.

    March 20, 2007