[ yab-er ]
/ ˈyæb ər /
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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)
Words nearby yabber
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How to use yabber in a sentence
Eulah was the first to detect what they said, and reining up called out "hold on, you hearim, that one bin yabber English."The Overland Expedition of The Messrs. Jardine|Frank Jardine and Alexander Jardine
British Dictionary definitions for yabber
/ (ˈjæbə) informal, mainly Australian /
(intr) to talk or jabber
talk or jabber
Word Origin for yabber
C19: from a native Australian language yabba talk, probably influenced by jabber
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