gabble

gabble

[gab-uhl]
verb (used without object), gabbled, gabbling.
1.
to speak or converse rapidly and unintelligibly; jabber.
2.
(of hens, geese, etc.) to cackle.
verb (used with object), gabbled, gabbling.
3.
to utter rapidly and unintelligibly.
noun
4.
rapid, unintelligible talk.
5.
any quick succession of meaningless sounds.

Origin:
1570–80; perhaps < Middle Dutch gabbelen, or expressive formation in English; cf. gab1, gob4, -le

gabbler, noun
outgabble, verb (used with object), outgabbled, outgabbling.
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gabble (ˈɡæbəl)
 
vb
1.  to utter (words, etc) rapidly and indistinctly; jabber
2.  (intr) (of geese and some other birds or animals) to utter rapid cackling noises
 
n
3.  rapid and indistinct speech or noises
 
[C17: from Middle Dutch gabbelen, of imitative origin]
 
'gabbler
 
n

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gabble
1570s, frequentative of gab (q.v.).
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