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gibberish

[jib-er-ish, gib-] /ˈdʒɪb ər ɪʃ, ˈgɪb-/
noun
1.
meaningless or unintelligible talk or writing.
2.
talk or writing containing many obscure, pretentious, or technical words.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; apparently gibber + -ish1, on the model of language names so formed
Synonyms
1. nonsense, foolishness, babble, gabble, drivel, gobbledegook.
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Examples from the web for gibberish
  • While they continue with their irrational belief in gibberish and nonsense, they fully deserve our ridicule and contempt.
  • Let's talk science rather than unsupported gibberish.
  • He toggles between gibberish and smut, self-loathing and smack talk, but never quite manages to sound sincere.
  • Think critically and don't recite gibberish as though it is true.
  • The resulting equations would be the same sort of meaningless gibberish.
  • As the file is corrupted, it will either not open at all or be filled with gibberish.
  • And the text describing the full-time president's mandate was pared down into gibberish.
  • It is simply not possible to parse, let alone respond to unashamed gibberish.
  • The last three paragraphs are best described as collection of tendentious gibberish.
  • Here's somebody producing gibberish, and they don't know they're producing gibberish.
British Dictionary definitions for gibberish

gibberish

/ˈdʒɪbərɪʃ/
noun
1.
rapid chatter like that of monkeys
2.
incomprehensible talk; nonsense
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Word Origin and History for gibberish
n.

1550s, imitative of the sound of chatter, probably influenced by jabber. Used early 17c. of the language of rogues and gypsies.

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