Rambled on about his childhood.
Vines rambled over the fence.
Rambled the back streets of town.
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.
Other Word Forms
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).