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verbiage

[ vur-bee-ij ]
/ ˈvɜr bi ɪdʒ /
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noun
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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British Dictionary definitions for verbiage

verbiage
/ (ˈvɜːbɪɪdʒ) /

noun
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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