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[mawn-der] /ˈmɔn dər/

verb (used without object)
to talk in a rambling, foolish, or meaningless way.
to move, go, or act in an aimless, confused manner:
He maundered through life without a single ambition.
(intransitive) to move, talk, or act aimlessly or idly

“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 French mendier “to beg,” from Latin mendicare (see mendicant). Related: Maundered; maundering.


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