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jabber

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verb jab·ber \ˈja-bər\

Definition of jabber

jabbered

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jabbering

play \ˈja-b(ə-)riŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to talk rapidly, indistinctly, or unintelligibly

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to speak rapidly or indistinctly

jabberer

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Examples of jabber in a Sentence

  1. They jabbered away for hours.

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

Origin and Etymology of jabber

Middle English jaberen, of imitative origin


First Known Use: 15th century


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jabber

noun jab·ber

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

1708

First Known Use of jabber

1708


JABBER Defined for English Language Learners

jabber

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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

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verb jab·ber \ˈja-bər\

Definition of jabber for Students

jabbered

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jabbering

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


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jabber

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noun jab·ber

Definition of jabber for Students

  1. :  2chatter 2



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