- to speak inarticulately or meaninglessly.
- to speak foolishly; chatter.
- gibbering utterance.
Origin of gibber
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Related Wordsblather, prate, mumble, cackle, patter, blurt, jabber, gossip, burble, mutter, gabble, rant, chat, gush, murmur, blubber, rave, prattle, blab, chatter
Examples from the Web for gibbering
For a generation raised on slasher flicks and fountains of gibbering gore this film would be an Ativan.Carsten Stroud’s Book Bag: My Top Five Horror Classics
July 23, 2013
It is then that you will get the gibbering of returning life.Journeys to Bagdad
Charles S. Brooks
She lay listening to a quivering, gibbering tune that she did not know.Beyond
"You be a brave Buckra," said she, in her gibbering English.Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates
Howard I. Pyle
Shake up, you gibbering fools; luff her a bit and make fast.The Iron Pirate
Our society is becoming a veritable babel of gibbering crowds.The Behavior of Crowds
Everett Dean Martin
- to utter rapidly and unintelligibly; prattle
- (intr) (of monkeys and related animals) to make characteristic chattering sounds
- a less common word for gibberish
C17: of imitative origin
- a stone or boulder
- (modifier) of or relating to a dry flat area of land covered with wind-polished stonesgibber plains
C19: from a native Australian language
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Word Origin and History for gibbering
c.1600, probably a back-formation from gibberish. Related: Gibbered; gibbering.
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