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See also: jibber jabber



Reduplicative form of jabber.


  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒɪbə(ɹ)ˌdʒæbə(ɹ)/


jibber-jabber (uncountable)

  1. (informal, derogatory) Excessive or meaningless talk.
    • 2005 October 23, “Take This Job and Love It”, in Squidbillies, season 1, episode 2, spoken by Early Cuyler (Unknown Hinson), 9:21:
      Is my mind goin' on me or am I watching you jibber-jabber like some sort of jibberty box. Jibber-jabber on! Jibber-jabber on!
    • 2006 March 14, “Stick It”, in Boston Legal, season 2, episode 9, spoken by Judge Sanders (Shelley Berman):
      And I would ask counsel to check his sense of humor at the door. My courtroom is a temple of decorum, and I do not tolerate jibber-jabber.
    • 2007 September 28, Graham Linehan, The IT Crowd, Season 2, Episode 6:
      Douglas: Well done on passing the test, Jen... Yes, all those clumsy attempts at seduction. Don't tell me you couldn't see through them. They were a test to find out whether you really wanted to work for me or whether you just wanted to come up here for my body.
      Jen: Oh, no, no, no, no, no, not at all.
      Douglas: All right.
      Jen: No, physically you're just not the sort of man I go for.
      Douglas: Yeah, thanks, Jen.
      Jen: I go for the classically good-looking men: Blond, broad, and generally clean shaven.
      Douglas: Alright, yeah, enough of the jibber-jabber!
    • 2010 January 21, “The Proof in the Pudding”, in Bones, season 5, episode 12, spoken by Special Agent Seeley Booth and Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan (David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel), 27:40:
      Booth: Guys, listen, I'm going to need some science jibber-jabber to distract these guys.
      Brennan: Oh, you know who can do jibber-jabber?
      Brennan: Because you have forbidden us from taking samples in order to estimate the osteoconductivity of the oblique taphonomic remodeling pertaining to the midsagittal plane, encephalometric transaction — or translation, if you will — of the intramatrix can be deduced by correlating the force-displacement values with the osteogenic and geogenic hydrogel nanocomposite we placed inside the surrogate.