Try Our Apps


Word of the Day
Friday, August 06, 1999

Definitions for verbiage

  1. An overabundance of words; wordiness.
  2. Manner or style of expression; diction.

Learn something
new every day


Thank youfor signing up
Get the Word of the Day Email
Citations for verbiage
The sheer volume of verbiage he has expelled over eight years is enough to make John Updike look blocked. Andrew Sullivan, New Republic
Points like these seem so self-evident as not to merit much repeating, but in the professional literature they appear all the time, slightly dressed up in academic verbiage. Michael Barrett, The Atlantic
Origin of verbiage
Verbiage comes from French, ultimately from Latin verbum, "word."