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Webster 1913 Edition


Jabber

Jab′ber

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Jabbered
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Jabbering
.]
[Cf.
Gibber
,
Gabble
.]
To talk rapidly, indistinctly, or unintelligibly; to utter gibberish or nonsense; to chatter.
Swift.

Jab′ber

,
Verb.
T.
To utter rapidly or indistinctly; to gabble;
as, to
jabber
French
.
Addison.

Jab′ber

,
Noun.
Rapid or incoherent talk, with indistinct utterance; gibberish.
Swift.

Webster 1828 Edition


Jabber

JAB'BER

,
Verb.
I.
To talk rapidly or indistinctly; to chatter; to prate.

JAB'BER

,
Noun.
Rapid talk with indistinct utterance of words.

Definition 2021


jabber

jabber

English

Verb

jabber (third-person singular simple present jabbers, present participle jabbering, simple past and past participle jabbered)

  1. (intransitive) To talk rapidly, indistinctly, or unintelligibly; to utter gibberish or nonsense.
  2. (transitive) To utter rapidly or indistinctly; to gabble.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 12, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      She had Lord James' collar in one big fist and she pounded the table with the other and talked a blue streak. Nobody could make out plain what she said, for she was mainly jabbering Swede lingo, but there was English enough, of a kind, to give us some idee.

Translations

Noun

jabber (uncountable)

  1. Rapid or incoherent talk, with indistinct utterance; gibberish.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Jonathan Swift to this entry?)

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