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
The sphere is just idling there, seemingly harmless aside from ambient gibberish emanating from its surface.
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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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