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Given to babbling; loquacious, prattling. Also: characterized by an excess of talk; verbose, bombastic. Now somewhat archaic.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Newton (d. 1607), translator and Church of England clergyman. From babble + -ative.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.