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yabber

[yab-er] /ˈyæb ər/
noun, Australian.
1.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; perhaps alteration, by association with jabber, of a word based on ya- speak, talk, in Gabi (Australian Aboriginal language spoken in the Maryborough district, S Queensland)
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yabber

/ˈjæbə/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to talk or jabber
noun
2.
talk or jabber
Word Origin
C19: from a native Australian language yabba talk, probably influenced by jabber
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