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verbiage

[vur-bee-ij] /ˈvɜr bi ɪdʒ/
noun
1.
overabundance or superfluity of words, as in writing or speech; wordiness; verbosity.
2.
manner or style of expressing something in words; wording:
a manual of official verbiage.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25; < French, equivalent to Middle French verbi(er) to gabble + -age -age
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British Dictionary definitions for verbage

verbiage

/ˈvɜːbɪɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the excessive and often meaningless use of words; verbosity
2.
(rare) diction; wording
Word Origin
C18: from French, from Old French verbier to chatter, from verbe word, from Latin verbum
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Word Origin and History for verbage
n.

variant of verbiage (q.v.).

verbiage

n.

1721, from French verbiage "wordiness" (17c.), from Middle French verbier "to chatter," from Old French verbe "word," from Latin verbum "word" (see verb).

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verbage in Technology

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/ver'b*j/ A deliberate misspelling and mispronunciation of verbiage that assimilates it to the word "garbage". Compare content-free. More pejorative than "verbiage".
(1996-12-13)

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