Definition of jabber in English:

jabber

Line breaks: jab¦ber
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒabə
 
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verb

[no object]
Talk in a rapid, excited, and often incomprehensible way: he jabbered on about football
More example sentences
  • Big Bill is so desperate for attention these days that he might actually show up, and then you'd have a hard time getting rid of him as he jabbered on into the wee hours while your other guests stifle yawns and sneak peeks at their watches.
  • He jabbers, raves, and gestures to no one, in contradiction to the more subdued Hamlet of productions such as the 2000 Ethan Hawke film version.
  • Your neighbor may spend the whole flight jabbering on their mobile.
Synonyms
talk rapidly, talk incoherently, talk unintelligibly
British informal witter, rabbit, chunter, natter, waffle
Scottish & Irish informal slabber
Australian/New Zealand informal mag
archaic twaddle, clack, twattle

noun

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Rapid, excited, and often incomprehensible speech.
More example sentences
  • Now, if you're going to fight me, stop the jibber jabber and let's get started!
  • Some of the Kagan / Lewis conversation about bloggers consisted, for the most part, of often incomprehensible jabber like this.
  • Demetrius is frustrated with Hermia's jabber and constant chatter and tells her he did nothing of the sort.
Synonyms
rapid talk, unintelligible talk
British informal wittering, rabbiting, nattering, waffle, waffling
Australian/New Zealand informal mag
archaic clack, twattle

Origin

late 15th century: imitative.

Derivatives

jabberer

noun

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