- to talk or utter rapidly, indistinctly, incoherently, or nonsensically; chatter.
- rapid, indistinct, or nonsensical talk; gibberish.
Origin of jabber
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Related Words for jabbererbraggart, boaster, blowhard, know-it-all, bragger, gasbag, jabberer, chatterbox, gossipmonger, windbag, squealer, gossiper, tattletale, blabber, loudmouth, chatterer, babbler, gascon, motor-mouth, bigmouth
- to speak or say rapidly, incoherently, and without making sense; chatter
- such talk
Word Origin for jabber
C15: of imitative origin; compare gibber 1
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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.
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