Definition of babbling brook in English:

babbling brook

noun

  • 1A small, fast-running stream.

  • 2NZ historical Australian
    slang Australian and NZslang a cook, especially an army cook, or one who caters for a party or camp of musterers, shearers, etc.; compare babbler (now chiefly historical).

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in James Thomson (1700–1748), poet.