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verb (used with or without object)
  1. to talk or utter rapidly, indistinctly, incoherently, or nonsensically; chatter.
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  1. rapid, indistinct, or nonsensical talk; gibberish.
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Origin of jabber

1490–1500; apparently imitative; cf. gibber, gab1
Related formsjab·ber·er, nounjab·ber·ing·ly, adverb
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Related Words for jabberer

braggart, boaster, blowhard, know-it-all, bragger, gasbag, jabberer, chatterbox, gossipmonger, windbag, squealer, gossiper, tattletale, blabber, loudmouth, chatterer, babbler, gascon, motor-mouth, bigmouth

British Dictionary definitions for jabberer


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