Definition of jabber in English:


Syllabification: jab·ber
Pronunciation: /ˈjabər


[no object]
Talk rapidly and excitedly but with little sense: he jabbered away to his friends
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  • 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.


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Fast, excited talk that makes little sense: stop your jabber
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  • 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.
prattle, babble, chatter, chattering, twitter, twittering, gabble, blather
informal yabbering, yatter, blabber
vulgar slang verbal diarrhea


late 15th century: imitative.

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