- to move or act in a dreamy, vague, aimless way
- to talk in an incoherent, rambling way; drivel
Origin of maunderEarly Modern English mander, to grumble, growl, probably frequentative of obsolete maund, to beg: sense probably influenced, influence by meander
intransitive verbmaun·dered, maun·der·ing, maun·ders
- To talk incoherently or aimlessly.
- To move or act aimlessly or vaguely; wander.
Origin of maunderProbably dialectal variant of meander (probably influenced by wander).
(third-person singular simple present maunders, present participle maundering, simple past and past participle maundered)
- (obsolete) A beggar.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.