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jabber

[jab-er] /ˈdʒæb ər/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to talk or utter rapidly, indistinctly, incoherently, or nonsensically; chatter.
noun
2.
rapid, indistinct, or nonsensical talk; gibberish.
Origin
1490-1500
1490-1500; apparently imitative; cf. gibber, gab1
Related forms
jabberer, noun
jabberingly, adverb
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Examples from the web for jabbering
  • He noticed that his dad was uncharacteristically silent, staring straight ahead instead of jabbering away or singing a song.
  • After a time of much jabbering, the officers quieted the excited crowd.
British Dictionary definitions for jabbering

jabber

/ˈdʒæbə/
verb
1.
to speak or say rapidly, incoherently, and without making sense; chatter
noun
2.
such talk
Derived Forms
jabberer, noun
Word Origin
C15: of imitative origin; compare gibber1
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Word Origin and History for jabbering

jabber

v.

1650s, spelling variant of Middle English jablen (c.1400), also javeren, jaberen, probably ultimately echoic. Related: Jabbered; jabbering. The noun is 1727, from the verb.

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Slang definitions & phrases for jabbering

jabber

noun

A hypodermic needle (1915+ Narcotics)

verb

To talk incessantly; chatter on (1499+)

Related Terms

jibber-jabber


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