mimmering

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Origin uncertain. Possibly an alteration of mammering; or a derivation from earlier unrecorded *mimmer, from Middle Dutch mimmeren, mīmeren ("to ponder"; > Modern Dutch mijmeren (to ponder, muse)); or perhaps representing a continuation of Old English mymerian, mimorian (to remember, commemorate). See also mammer, mimmerkin.

Adjective[edit]

mimmering (comparative more mimmering, superlative most mimmering)

  1. Doting; dreaming; mammering.
    • 1827, G. Darley, Sylvia 64:
      A half-brain'd loon! A mimmering driveller!