jabber

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Imitative.

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jabber (third-person singular simple present jabbers, present participle jabbering, simple past and past participle jabbered)

  1. (intransitive) To talk rapidly, indistinctly, or unintelligibly; to utter gibberish or nonsense.
  2. (transitive) To utter rapidly or indistinctly; to gabble.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 12, Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      She had Lord James' collar in one big fist and she pounded the table with the other and talked a blue streak. Nobody could make out plain what she said, for she was mainly jabbering Swede lingo, but there was English enough, of a kind, to give us some idee.

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jabber (uncountable)

  1. Rapid or incoherent talk, with indistinct utterance; gibberish.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Jonathan Swift to this entry?)

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