gib·​ber | \ ˈji-bər How to pronounce gibber (audio) \
gibbered; gibbering\ ˈji-​b(ə-​)riŋ How to pronounce gibber (audio) \

Definition of gibber

intransitive verb

: to speak rapidly, inarticulately, and often foolishly

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Other Words from gibber

gibber noun

Examples of gibber in a Sentence

What are they gibbering about now? Calm down! You sound like a gibbering idiot!
Recent Examples on the Web For a while, police interest bent toward a Phud who had been warned he might be eliminated from the program, who had seemed almost exultant about the fire and gibbered gleefully about the media spotlight. New York Times, "Never Solved, a College Dorm Fire Has Become One Man’s Obsession," 13 Apr. 2018 Or is Tucker Carlson the exact opposite of a journalist and his broadcast the Platonic ideal of gibbering insanity? Amanda Arnold, The Cut, "Why Is Tucker Carlson Talking About ‘Sex-Crazed’ Pandas?," 9 Apr. 2018 Mr. Eno is well aware of such dangers, and of all the other gibbering clichés people are reduced to when contemplating their ultimate ends. Ben Brantley, New York Times, "Review: ‘Wakey, Wakey’ Stars Life and Death," 27 Feb. 2017 In issue two, Chang wanders around gibbering like a raw-meat lunatic while his skin tries to escape the little girl, who's keeping it as a pet. Maurice Martin, WIRED, "Grip: The Strange World of Men, by Gilbert Hernandez," 1 Mar. 2002

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First Known Use of gibber

1604, in the meaning defined above

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“Gibber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of gibber

: to talk in a fast or foolish way

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