Etymology
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rambling (adj.)

1620s, "wandering about from place to place," present-participle adjective from ramble (v.). From 1630s as "wandering from topic to topic."

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Definitions of rambling

rambling (adj.)
of a path e.g.;
rambling forest paths
Synonyms: meandering / wandering / winding
rambling (adj.)
spreading out in different directions or distributed irregularly;
Synonyms: sprawling / straggling / straggly
rambling (adj.)
(of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects;
a rambling speech about this and that
a rambling discursive book
Synonyms: digressive / discursive / excursive
From wordnet.princeton.edu