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jabber

[ jab-er ]
/ ˈdʒæb ər /
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verb (used with or without object)
to talk or utter rapidly, indistinctly, incoherently, or nonsensically; chatter.
noun
rapid, indistinct, or nonsensical talk; gibberish.
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Origin of jabber

1490–1500; apparently imitative; cf. gibber, gab1

OTHER WORDS FROM jabber

jab·ber·er, nounjab·ber·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for jabber

jabber
/ (ˈdʒæbə) /

verb
to speak or say rapidly, incoherently, and without making sense; chatter
noun
such talk

Derived forms of jabber

jabberer, noun

Word Origin for jabber

C15: of imitative origin; compare gibber 1
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