Definition of gibberish
: unintelligible or meaningless language:a : a technical or esoteric (see esoteric 1) language The doctors spoke to one another in their medical gibberish that I was unable to follow.b : pretentious or needlessly obscure language The substance of the philosopher'swork is buried in polysyllabic gibberish.
Examples of gibberish in a Sentence
She was talking gibberish in her sleep.
was so excited he could only talk gibberish
Recent Examples of gibberish from the Web
Within the first few minutes of Despicable Me 3, a few of the ubiquitous yellow, gibberish-spouting Minions maneuver an underwater vehicle past a host of sea creatures to catch up with their boss, Steve Carell’s Gru.
Most of Trump’s claims were gibberish, but his actions—propping up fossil fuel development with little regard for the climate or environment, or facts in general—are very real.
The Minions — the yellow, goggled, gibberish-spouting underlings who were popular enough to earn their own film in 2015 — take up a lot of screen time here without adding to the actual plot.
When your thoughts start to dissolve into a slurry of gibberish?
For more cultured gibberish, Anthony Hopkins is on hand in an on-screen narrator role.
Camerota then went on to spell the gibberish the way Trump wrote it a few days ago — then joked about its origin.
Because of this, passwords often end up looking like gibberish, like: (&cR=x?fae~c[R5GAs3AN4?.
The preceding two paragraphs probably read like gibberish to Ruth Faalele, who flew with her family from Melbourne to Auckland to Houston and then to Tampa before driving to Bradenton.
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Origin and Etymology of gibberish
probably from gibber
First Known Use: circa 1554See Words from the same year
GIBBERISH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gibberish for English Language Learners
: foolish, confused, or meaningless words
GIBBERISH Defined for Kids
Definition of gibberish for Students
: confused meaningless talk
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