[ vur-bee-ij ]
/ ˈvɜr bi ɪdʒ /
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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.
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Origin of verbiage
1715–25; <French, equivalent to Middle French verbi(er) to gabble + -age-age
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How to use verbiage in a sentence
It's the "House that Jack built," only I will change the verbage a little.
Her meaning, stripped of its eloquent verbage, slowly dawned upon six minds!Highacres|Jane Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for verbiage
/ (ˈvɜːbɪɪdʒ) /
the excessive and often meaningless use of words; verbosity
rare diction; wording
Word Origin for verbiage
C18: from French, from Old French verbier to chatter, from verbe word, from Latin verbum
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