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.
- verbatim et literatim,
- verbena family,
Origin of verbiage
1715–25; < French, equivalent to Middle French verbi(er) to gabble + -age -age
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Examples from the Web for 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
C18: from French, from Old French verbier to chatter, from verbe word, from Latin verbum
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