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jabber

verb jab·ber \ ˈja-bər \
Updated on: 1 Apr 2018

Definition of jabber

jabbered; jabbering play \ˈja-b(ə-)riŋ\
: to talk rapidly, indistinctly, or unintelligibly
: to speak rapidly or indistinctly

jabberer

play \ˈja-bər-ər\ noun

Examples of jabber in a Sentence

  1. They jabbered away for hours.

  2. She rushed into the room jabbering something about a dog.

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Origin and Etymology of jabber

Middle English jaberen, of imitative origin


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jabber

noun

Definition of jabber

Examples of jabber in a Sentence

  1. to me the baby's speech was simply jabber, but his mother claimed to know exactly what he was saying

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First Known Use of jabber

1708

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JABBER Defined for English Language Learners

jabber

Definition of jabber for English Language Learners

  • : to talk in a fast, unclear, or foolish way


JABBER Defined for Kids

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jabber

verb jab·ber \ ˈja-bər \

Definition of jabber for Students

jabbered; jabbering
: to talk too fast or not clearly enough to be understood What are you jabbering about?

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jabber

noun

Definition of jabber for Students

: 2chatter 2


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