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Talk in a rapid and excited way that is difficult to understand.‘he was jibber-jabbering with his wife through the entire first piece’‘he's a happy kid, always jibber-jabbering’
- ‘"I learned everything at Wolves and was really happy to have had that time there," he jibber-jabbered foolishly.’
- ‘One guy would jibber-jabber, then bend down to tie his shoes and stick $300 worth of stuff in his bag.’
- ‘And so as we jibber-jabbered, no topic was taboo.’
- ‘There are no idiots just jibber-jabbering on mindlessly.’
- ‘As the former prime minister sat under unforgiving studio lights jibber-jabbering with Andrew Marr, his interviewer of choice, it looked positively sandy on top.’
- ‘I just jibber-jabbered about space noise.’
Rapid and excited speech that is difficult to understand.‘enough jibber-jabber from me; let's get on with the story!’
- ‘You think all this caterwauling about the deficit is just a bunch of useless jibber-jabber that will never go anywhere?’
- ‘For all this jibber-jabber about how I don't understand a working man's problems, you should take a look at my medical chart.’
- ‘It's a stumbling block, and most of the lyrics are just kind of nonsense, jibber-jabber.’
- ‘After some mindless email jibber-jabber, we agreed to meet.’
- ‘For many the novelty of all that blood-soaked jibber-jabber wore thin pretty quickly.’
- ‘Boiling down the jibber-jabber: open, honest communication is paramount.’
- ‘I answered some questions with quite a bit too much jibber-jabber.’
- ‘In the midst of the jibber-jabber, I somehow was able to sneak a moment away from the family.’
- ‘He raps with a slippery undulating velocity that few can match without descending into jibber-jabber or spluttering.’
Early 19th century: related to gibber, jabber.
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