- overabundance or superfluity of words, as in writing or speech; wordiness; verbosity.
- manner or style of expressing something in words; wording: a manual of official verbiage.
Origin of verbiage
Examples from the Web for verbage
Historical Examples of verbage
It's the "House that Jack built," only I will change the verbage a little.
- the excessive and often meaningless use of words; verbosity
- rare diction; wording
Word Origin for verbiage
variant of verbiage (q.v.).
1721, from French verbiage "wordiness" (17c.), from Middle French verbier "to chatter," from Old French verbe "word," from Latin verbum "word" (see verb).