sabbeln

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

This word entered standard German alongside sabbeln from German Low German, Dutch Low Saxon. Subsequently, the meaning of this term shifted; sabbeln retains the original meaning, "dool". Compare southern Dutch zabberen, standard Dutch sabbelen. The nouns Sabber and Sabbel are also closely related.

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sabbeln (third-person singular simple present sabbelt, past tense sabbelte, past participle gesabbelt, auxiliary haben)

  1. jabber, gab, rattle on, rabbit on (to talk a lot and quickly, or to talk nonsense)

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