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

Definitions of jabbering word

  • noun jabbering rapid, indistinct, or nonsensical talk; gibberish. 1
  • noun jabbering Present participle of jabber. 1
  • noun jabbering Speech that jabbers; gibberish. 0

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Origin of jabbering

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 Jabbering


jabbering 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 63% 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.

jabbering usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for jabbering

adjective jabbering

  • loquacious — talking or tending to talk much or freely; talkative; chattering; babbling; garrulous: a loquacious dinner guest.
  • blithering — talking foolishly; jabbering
  • motormouth — a person who is a constant or irrepressible talker.
  • blathering — foolish, voluble talk: His speech was full of the most amazing blather.
  • loose-lipped — tending toward indiscriminate and uninhibited talk.

noun jabbering

  • jabberwocky — a playful imitation of language consisting of invented, meaningless words; nonsense; gibberish.
  • prattle — to talk in a foolish or simple-minded way; chatter; babble.
  • babble — If someone babbles, they talk in a confused or excited way.

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