blether

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v blether to talk foolishly "The two women babbled and crooned at the baby"
    • n blether idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • blether Same as blather.
    • n blether Same as blather.
    • n blether A Scotch form of bladder.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Blether bleth′er to talk garrulous nonsense
    • n Blether fluent, garrulous nonsense—also Blath′er
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Usage

In literature:

Ye're speykin' waur blethers nor the minister, honest man!
"Robert Falconer" by George MacDonald
Out upon jealous blether!
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 100. March 14, 1891." by Various
Gae awa, and dinna blether.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 4" by Charles Dudley Warner
De Kalb is dead; your blethering Irishman, Rutherford, is captured; and your rag-tag rebel army is scattered to the four winds.
"The Master of Appleby" by Francis Lynde
Don't come in here talking blethers.
"The Drone" by Rutherford Mayne
Sic a blether o' nonsense.
"My Man Sandy" by J. B. Salmond
Blether wean't come to the top no more!
"Dick o' the Fens" by George Manville Fenn
As if the holy Psalmist thought of rattling rhymes in blether, like his own silly clinkum-clankum that he calls verse!
"Red Cap Tales" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
Cochrane of the Holm would be there, his hand on the shoulder of Blethering Johnny from the Dinnance.
"The Dew of Their Youth" by S. R. Crockett
You great blethering omathaun, you shall come no more.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
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In poetry:

An' whan the sergeant cam' to see,
An' march his men awa',
He glower'd and blether'd like a fule,
An' lat his spittle fa'.
"Ballad of The Monkland Cottar" by Janet Hamilton