A Word A Day : Jabber

Friday, 10th August 2007 : Today's Word is...


( Verb & Noun )

Pronunciation : (jab'er)

1. To talk rapidly, unintelligibly or idly

2. To utter rapidly or unintelligibly

3. To talk volubly, persistently and usually inconsequentially

4. Unintelligible or foolish talk

5. Rapid or babbling talk


Middle English jaberen, of imitative origin, intransitive verb : to talk rapidly, indistinctly, or unintelligibly


1. Babble

2. Blather

3. Chatter

4. Gabble

5. Gibber

6. Prate

7. Prattle

8. Blabber

9. Chitchat

10. Clack

11. Palaver

12. Wearied jargon


1. Be silent

2. Talk intelligently

Contextual Example:

• She began to jabber meaningless sounds very fast.

• His jabber threatened us to the extreme.

Related Words:

Jabberer: Noun

Jabbering: Adjective

Jabberingly: Adverb

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