- to talk or utter rapidly, indistinctly, incoherently, or nonsensically; chatter.
- rapid, indistinct, or nonsensical talk; gibberish.
Origin of jabber
Related Words for jabberingblather, prate, ramble, babble, chatter, mutter, yap, drivel, tattle, murmur, jaw, utter, mumble, gab, talk, yak
Examples from the Web for jabbering
Contemporary Examples of jabbering
Why do you think you were “an asperg-y movie fan…a jabbering repellent acolyte?”Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire
January 6, 2015
Anne Marie was in her element, jabbering away in heavily accented Liberian English, the center of attention.The Life of a Liberian Child with Ebola
November 5, 2014
Historical Examples of jabbering
I have been listening to the jabbering and screeches of the crowd until they seem only manikins.The Bondwoman
Marah Ellis Ryan
The young Navaho sprang forward, jabbering to his fellow tribesman.Bloom of Cactus
Robert Ames Bennet
Again a minute of quiet, and once more the jabbering and shouting.
Instantly they began to crowd round him, a dozen jabbering all at once.
We could hear them shouting, screaming, and jabbering, and the dogs barking.
- to speak or say rapidly, incoherently, and without making sense; chatter
- such talk
Word Origin for jabber
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.