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Gibberish definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GIB'BERISH, n. [from gibber.] Rapid and inarticulate talk; unintelligible language; unmeaning words.
GIB'BERISH, a. Unmeaning, as words.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: unintelligible talking [syn: gibberish, gibber]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: probably from gibber Date: circa 1554 unintelligible or meaningless language: a. a technical or esoteric language b. pretentious or needlessly obscure language

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. unintelligible or meaningless speech; nonsense. Etymology: perh. f. GIBBER(1) (but attested earlier) + -ISH(1) as used in Spanish, Swedish, etc.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Gibberish Gib"ber*ish, n. [From Gibber, v. i.] Rapid and inarticulate talk; unintelligible language; unmeaning words; jargon. He, like a gypsy, oftentimes would go; All kinds of gibberish he had learnt to known. --Drayton. Such gibberish as children may be heard amusing themselves with. --Hawthorne.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Gibberish Gib"ber*ish, a. Unmeaning; as, gibberish language.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you describe someone's words or ideas as gibberish, you mean that they do not make any sense. When he was talking to a girl he could hardly speak, and when he did speak he talked gibberish. = nonsense

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. See gibbering

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

The cant language of thieves and gypsies, called Pedlars' French, and St. Giles's Greek: see ST. GILES'S GREEK. Also the mystic language of Geber, used by chymists. Gibberish likewise means a sort of disguised language, formed by inserting any consonant between each syllable of an English word; in which case it is called the gibberish of the letter inserted: if F, it is the F gibberish; if G, the G gibberish; as in the sentence How do you do? Howg dog youg dog.

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