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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [jab-er]
    • /ˈdʒæb ər/
    • /ˈdʒæb.ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [jab-er]
    • /ˈdʒæb ər/

Definitions of jabber word

  • noun jabber rapid, indistinct, or nonsensical talk; gibberish. 1
  • noun jabber Talk rapidly and excitedly but with little sense. 1
  • intransitive verb jabber talk incoherently, babble 1
  • noun jabber babble, incoherent talk 1
  • noun Technical meaning of jabber (networking)   When a network node transmits a packet longer than the maximum permissible length, usually due to a fault condition. 1
  • verb jabber If you say that someone is jabbering, you mean that they are talking very quickly and excitedly, and you cannot understand them. 0

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Origin of jabber

First appearance:

before 1490
One of the 26% oldest English words
1490-1500; apparently imitative; cf. gibber, gab1

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Parts of speech for Jabber


jabber popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 91% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 50% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

jabber usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for jabber

noun jabber

  • jabberwocky — a playful imitation of language consisting of invented, meaningless words; nonsense; gibberish.
  • heart-to-heart — frank; sincere: We had a heart-to-heart talk about his poor attendance.
  • spiel — a usually high-flown talk or speech, especially for the purpose of luring people to a movie, a sale, etc.; pitch.
  • sales talk — a line of reasoning or argument intended to persuade someone to buy, accept, or do something.
  • jive — swing music or early jazz.

verb jabber

  • gabble — to speak or converse rapidly and unintelligibly; jabber.
  • ramble — to wander around in a leisurely, aimless manner: They rambled through the shops until closing time.
  • natter — to talk incessantly; chatter.
  • prate — to talk excessively and pointlessly; babble: They prated on until I was ready to scream.
  • blather — If someone is blathering on about something, they are talking for a long time about something that you consider boring or unimportant.

general jabber

  • run on — melted or liquefied: run butter.
  • blathering — foolish, voluble talk: His speech was full of the most amazing blather.

Antonyms for jabber

verb jabber

  • conceal — If you conceal something, you cover it or hide it carefully.
  • hide — Informal. to administer a beating to; thrash.

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