wibble

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Unclear; possibly originates in the British Roger Irrelevant comic strip, then popularised by Your Sinclair magazine and the comedy Blackadder.

Noun[edit]

wibble (uncountable)

  1. (UK, slang) Meaningless or content-free chatter in a discussion; drivel, babble.
  2. (UK, computing) Used as the name of a metasyntactic variable.

Verb[edit]

wibble (third-person singular simple present wibbles, present participle wibbling, simple past and past participle wibbled)

  1. (UK, Internet slang) To make meaningless comments.

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

wibble (third-person singular simple present wibbles, present participle wibbling, simple past and past participle wibbled)

  1. (US, informal) To be overwhelmed by emotion and take on a childish expression with a quivering lips and chin.