- to talk or utter rapidly, indistinctly, incoherently, or nonsensically; chatter.
- rapid, indistinct, or nonsensical talk; gibberish.
Origin of jabber
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- to speak or say rapidly, incoherently, and without making sense; chatter
- such talk
C15: of imitative origin; compare gibber 1
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Word Origin and History for jabberer
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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