Note: the entry in E-BAI (Bailey) has the same etymology, with the following definition:
"that which hath no signification, but only serves to fill up room"
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from Latin effutitius from Latin effutio to chatter, prate
From: The Savage-Club Papers
Edited by Andrew Halliday, 1867
A Social Science Valentine, By Thomas Archer.