1British rare, dialect A long rambling tale or speech.
2rare A walk, a ramble; a short excursion with no particular route or aim.
Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). Originally from either classical Latin perambulāre perambulate or post-classical Latin perambulatorium perambulatory, with the ending probably altered after amble.
no object To wander or ramble in speaking. Now English regional (Lincolnshire regional).
Late 15th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin perambulāre perambulate, with the ending probably altered after amble. Compare Middle French parambuler, perambuler.