Definition of jibber-jabber in English:


Syllabification: jib·ber-jab·ber
Pronunciation: /ˈjibərˌjabər


[no object]
  • Talk in a rapid and excited way that is difficult to understand: he was jibber-jabbering with his wife through the entire first piece he’s a happy kid, always jibber-jabbering
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    • I just jibber-jabbered about space noise.
    • And so as we jibber-jabbered, no topic was taboo.
    • There are no idiots just jibber-jabbering on mindlessly.


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  • Rapid and excited speech that is difficult to understand: enough jibber-jabber from me; let’s get on with the story!
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    • In the midst of the jibber-jabber, I somehow was able to sneak a moment away from the family.
    • For many the novelty of all that blood-soaked jibber-jabber wore thin pretty quickly.
    • For all this jibber-jabber about how I don't understand a working man's problems, you should take a look at my medical chart.


early 19th century: related to gibber1, jabber.

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