MEANING: noun: 1. A confused mass; a jumble. 2. A state of upheaval.
verb intr.: 1. To roll, writhe, or toss. 2. To lie soaked in something, such as blood.

ETYMOLOGY: From Middle Dutch welteren or Middle Low German weltern (to roll). Ultimately from the Indo-European root wel- (to turn or roll), which also gave us waltz, revolve, valley, walk, vault, volume, wallet, helix, devolve, and voluble. Earliest documented use: 1400.


BELTER - 1. an inhabitant of Ceres (or any other asteroid)
2. Ethel Merman

BWELTER - someone trying to portray a loud, evil laugh (BWA-ha-ha-ha...)

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