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gibber

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verb, gib·ber \ˈji-bər\

Simple Definition of gibber

  • : to talk in a fast or foolish way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of gibber

gibberedgibbering play \-b(ə-)riŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to speak rapidly, inarticulately, and often foolishly

gibber noun

Examples of gibber in a sentence

  1. What are they gibbering about now?

  2. Calm down! You sound like a gibbering idiot!



Origin of gibber

imitative


First Known Use: 1604

Rhymes with gibber



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