jabber

verb
jab·​ber | \ ˈja-bər How to pronounce jabber (audio) \
jabbered; jabbering\ ˈja-​b(ə-​)riŋ How to pronounce jabbering (audio) \

Definition of jabber

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to talk rapidly, indistinctly, or unintelligibly

transitive verb

: to speak rapidly or indistinctly

jabber

noun

Definition of jabber (Entry 2 of 2)

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Other Words from jabber

Verb

jabberer \ ˈja-​bər-​ər How to pronounce jabberer (audio) \ noun

Examples of jabber in a Sentence

Verb They jabbered away for hours. She rushed into the room jabbering something about a dog. Noun to me the baby's speech was simply jabber, but his mother claimed to know exactly what he was saying
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Politicians and pundits spent the evening in those little boxes on TV, jabbering about how many angels can fit on the head of a pin — but Robert Mueller isn’t one of them. John Kass, Twin Cities, "John Kass: Dems should be blaming themselves," 28 July 2019 Politicians and pundits spent the evening in those little boxes on TV, jabbering about how many angels can fit on the head of a pin — but Robert Mueller isn’t one of them. John Kass, Twin Cities, "John Kass: Dems should be blaming themselves," 28 July 2019 Politicians and pundits spent the evening in those little boxes on TV, jabbering about how many angels can fit on the head of a pin — but Robert Mueller isn’t one of them. John Kass, Twin Cities, "John Kass: Dems should be blaming themselves," 28 July 2019 Politicians and pundits spent the evening in those little boxes on TV, jabbering about how many angels can fit on the head of a pin — but Robert Mueller isn’t one of them. John Kass, Twin Cities, "John Kass: Dems should be blaming themselves," 28 July 2019 Politicians and pundits spent the evening in those little boxes on TV, jabbering about how many angels can fit on the head of a pin — but Robert Mueller isn’t one of them. John Kass, Twin Cities, "John Kass: Dems should be blaming themselves," 28 July 2019 Politicians and pundits spent the evening in those little boxes on TV, jabbering about how many angels can fit on the head of a pin — but Robert Mueller isn’t one of them. John Kass, Twin Cities, "John Kass: Dems should be blaming themselves," 28 July 2019 Politicians and pundits spent the evening in those little boxes on TV, jabbering about how many angels can fit on the head of a pin — but Robert Mueller isn’t one of them. John Kass, Twin Cities, "John Kass: Dems should be blaming themselves," 28 July 2019 Politicians and pundits spent the evening in those little boxes on TV, jabbering about how many angels can fit on the head of a pin — but Robert Mueller isn’t one of them. John Kass, Twin Cities, "John Kass: Dems should be blaming themselves," 28 July 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun An older Black man perpetually annoyed by Sterling and Blair's jabber — particularly about the ups and downs of their romances — Bowser only takes on the underage twins as his protégés because the premise of the show demands it. Inkoo Kang, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Teenage Bounty Hunters': TV Review," 14 Aug. 2020 But that’s just verbal jabber mixed with persuasion and cheerleading. Los Angeles Times, "Gov. Newsom’s California Health Corps to fight coronavirus is unprecedented. Now he needs to produce," 6 Apr. 2020 Other studies on the subject of the marijuana munchies show that, in spite of all the jibber-jabber about health and wellness in the cannabis community, most cannabis users still want junk food when they are stoned. Mike Adams, chicagotribune.com, "Is legal marijuana creating more junk food junkies?," 23 Sep. 2019 Apparently, all this talk of darkness sprung from some jibber jabber about a solar eclipse. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions don't let solar eclipse keep them in the dark," 21 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of jabber

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun

1708, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jabber

Verb

Middle English jaberen, of imitative origin

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The first known use of jabber was in the 15th century

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“Jabber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jabber. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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More Definitions for jabber

jabber

verb
How to pronounce jabber (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of jabber

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

jabber

verb
jab·​ber | \ ˈja-bər How to pronounce jabber (audio) \
jabbered; jabbering

Kids Definition of jabber

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

jabber

noun

Kids Definition of jabber (Entry 2 of 2)

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