Definition of gibberish
- The doctors spoke to one another in their medical gibberish that I was unable to follow.
- The substance of the philosopher'swork is buried in polysyllabic gibberish.
She was talking gibberish in her sleep.
was so excited he could only talk gibberish
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First Known Use: circa 1554See Words from the same year
: foolish, confused, or meaningless words
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