- meaningless or unintelligible talk or writing.
- talk or writing containing many obscure, pretentious, or technical words.
Origin of gibberish
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Related Wordsbabble, drivel, blather, jabber, claptrap, palaver, hocus-pocus, gobbledygook, balderdash, prattle, jargon, chatter, scat, twaddle, yammer, blah-blah
Examples from the Web for gibberish
He ranted and raved in gibberish, always talking about himself, but was also very intelligent.Speed Read: 9 Revelations From Elizabeth Smart’s Memoir, ‘My Story’
The Daily Beast
October 10, 2013
As I said, the mainstream media will fall for this gibberish.Michael Tomasky on the Ridiculousness of Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio
December 6, 2012
“Gibberish,” New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg later said.Cop Who Protected Obama, Romney, at Debate Latest Victim of Illegal Guns
October 25, 2012
Guys with horrible dental hygiene still chew scenery and gibberish still unvaryingly stands in for dialogue.Hollywood's Nonsensical, Multibillion-Dollar Franchise
May 18, 2011
Abruptly he opened his mouth and emitted a flood of gibberish sounds.
But what in the world is this gibberish about Egyptian gods?The Lock And Key Library
Why do you speak to me in that gibberish,” said I; “do you think I understand it?Lavengro
Or, rather, wouldn't speak because he was ashamed of the gibberish that resulted.Anything You Can Do ...
Gordon Randall Garrett
Of course I am telling this in my own language, as I translated it from the negro's gibberish.A Lieutenant at Eighteen
- rapid chatter like that of monkeys
- incomprehensible talk; nonsense
Word Origin and History for gibberish
1550s, imitative of the sound of chatter, probably influenced by jabber. Used early 17c. of the language of rogues and gypsies.