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
British Dictionary definitions for verbiage
Word Origin for verbiage
Word Origin and History 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).