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verb (used with or without object)
  1. to talk or utter rapidly, indistinctly, incoherently, or nonsensically; chatter.

  1. rapid, indistinct, or nonsensical talk; gibberish.

Origin of jabber

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

Other words from jabber

  • jab·ber·er, noun
  • jab·ber·ing·ly, adverb

Words Nearby jabber

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How to use jabber in a sentence

  • Presently, as our road wound around a hill we heard a clanking of spurs and the jabber of voices.

    In Hostile Red | Joseph Altsheler
  • Two Kaffirs acted as charioteers, and kept up an incessant jabber in Dutch.

    South African Memories | Lady Sarah Wilson

British Dictionary definitions for jabber


/ (ˈdʒæbə) /

  1. to speak or say rapidly, incoherently, and without making sense; chatter

  1. such talk

Origin of jabber

C15: of imitative origin; compare gibber 1

Derived forms of jabber

  • jabberer, noun

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