Gibbering



[jib-er, gib-] /ˈdʒɪb ər, ˈgɪb-/

verb (used without object)
1.
to speak inarticulately or meaninglessly.
2.
to speak foolishly; chatter.
noun
3.
gibbering utterance.
/ˈdʒɪbə/
verb
1.
to utter rapidly and unintelligibly; prattle
2.
(intransitive) (of monkeys and related animals) to make characteristic chattering sounds
noun
3.
a less common word for gibberish
/ˈɡɪbə/
noun (Austral)
1.
a stone or boulder
2.
(modifier) of or relating to a dry flat area of land covered with wind-polished stones: gibber plains
v.

c.1600, probably a back-formation from gibberish. Related: Gibbered; gibbering.

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