- Corruption and tyranny both hide in irrelevant public verbiage.
- Dwarfed by the scope of the bill's radical changes, this bit of verbiage flew under the public's radar screen.
- Smiley says her first letters to the Times were edited heavily, with excess verbiage getting the knife.
- The shirt is charcoal in color with the verbiage and imagery in green, blue and white.
- His reports are clear, granular, and well-documented, both in terms of verbiage and photos.
- She brings up a valid point about Vicki constantly trying to create animosity("am-in-osity," in her verbiage) between her and Tamra.
early 18th century: from French, from obsolete verbeier 'to chatter', from verbe 'word' (see verb).
The form verbage, formed without the i on the pattern of words such as garbage, is sometimes used, but this is generally regarded as a mistake. Around five per cent of citations in the Oxford English Corpus are for this incorrect spelling.