- verbatim et literatim,
- verbena family,
Origin of verbiage
Examples from the Web for verbiage
Political correctness was not part of her vocabulary, but anti-Semitic verbiage was.Understanding Diana Vreeland, ‘Empress of Fashion’|Robin Givhan|November 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But the flood of Joan Rivers-style verbiage about her day-to-day wardrobe has overwhelmed those nuanced conversations.
Occasionally, a memorable phrase floats up from the rivers of verbiage.
And compared with his recent speeches, it wasn't entirely a humdinger of verbiage.
If Congress were paid by the word or the page, this verbiage might be understandable.
All this verbiage only meant that one side wished to remove Ledru-Rollin from power, and the other to keep him there.The Recollections of Alexis de Tocqueville|Alexis De Tocqueville
Let us try to extricate, if we can, his argument from this heap of verbiage.
A thought, a distinction is the rock on which all this brittle cargo of verbiage splits at once.Table-Talk|William Hazlitt
The doctrine of implied powers is expounded with all of his peculiar force and clearness, but with some overabundance of verbiage.The Life of John Marshall (Volume 2 of 4)|Albert J. Beveridge
As it turns out, you've come down to us as the Age of Verbiage.You Don't Make Wine Like the Greeks Did|David E. Fisher
Word Origin for verbiage
1721, from French verbiage "wordiness" (17c.), from Middle French verbier "to chatter," from Old French verbe "word," from Latin verbum "word" (see verb).