[ jab-er ]
/ ˈdʒæb ər /
verb (used with or without object)
to talk or utter rapidly, indistinctly, incoherently, or nonsensically; chatter.
rapid, indistinct, or nonsensical talk; gibberish.
Related formsjab·ber·er, nounjab·ber·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for jabberer
/ (ˈdʒæbə) /
to speak or say rapidly, incoherently, and without making sense; chatter
Derived Formsjabberer, noun
Word Origin for jabber
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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