- to talk or utter rapidly, indistinctly, incoherently, or nonsensically; chatter.
- rapid, indistinct, or nonsensical talk; gibberish.
Origin of jabber
Examples from the Web for jabber
The Gyllenhaal siblings are also a shoo-in, though I fear I would jibber and jabber—and possibly giggle—over Jake.My Fantasy Seder Guest List
Emily L. Hauser
March 25, 2013
Then a whole string of jabber and arm wavin', with some countin' in the middle of it.Kent Knowles: Quahaug
Joseph C. Lincoln
Never heard in all my travels such a jabber about wives and kids.The Rescue
Are you goin' to keep up your jabber when I'm speakin' to the gentlemen?A First Family of Tasajara
All the difference between us is, that you can jabber Dutch a little.Tom, The Bootblack
You stop here a little while, sir, and you will hear him begin to jabber.Trapped by Malays
George Manville Fenn
- to speak or say rapidly, incoherently, and without making sense; chatter
- such talk
Word Origin and History for jabber
1650s, spelling variant of Middle English jablen (c.1400), also javeren, jaberen, probably ultimately echoic. Related: Jabbered; jabbering. The noun is 1727, from the verb.