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yabber

[ yab-er ]
/ ˈyæb ər /
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noun Australian.

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Origin of yabber

First recorded in 1870–75; perhaps alteration, by association with jabber, of a word based on ya- “speak, talk,” in Gabi (an Australian Aboriginal language spoken in the Maryborough district, southern Queensland)
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British Dictionary definitions for yabber

yabber
/ (ˈjæbə) informal, mainly Australian /

verb

(intr) to talk or jabber

noun

talk or jabber

Word Origin for yabber

C19: from a native Australian language yabba talk, probably influenced by jabber
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