An example of to ramble is to talk for hours and hours about nothing.
Rambled around the park for an hour; rambled around the southwest.
Rambled over to the neighbor's house.
Vines rambled over the fence.
Rambled on about his childhood.
Rambled the back streets of town.
Origin of ramble
- Probably from Middle Dutch rammelen to wander about in a state of sexual desire from rammen to copulate with
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- "mid-15 c., perhaps frequentative of 'romen' 'to walk, go' perhaps via 'romblen' (late 14 c.) 'to ramble.' The vowel change perhaps by influence of Middle Dutch 'rammelen,' a derivative of 'rammen' 'copulate,' 'used of the night wanderings of the amorous cat.' Meaning 'to talk or write incoherently' is from 1630's" (etymonline.com).