yabber

yabber

[yab-er]
noun Australian.

Origin:
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)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to talk or jabber
 
n
2.  talk or jabber
 
[C19: from a native Australian language yabba talk, probably influenced by jabber]

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