Adjective "jabbering" definition and examples

(Jabbering may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈdʒabə/

Definitions and examples

verb

Talk in a rapid, excited, and often incomprehensible way.
  1. 'She hadn't a clue what they were jabbering about either.'
  2. 'I don't believe in superstition and I hate people jabbering about ghouls.'
  3. 'For over an hour he jabbered, babbled, screamed and ranted, never completing a full sentence.'
  4. 'I spent the first hour jabbering away and trying to determine whether or not gasoline was actually being sold at the station.'
  5. 'In one episode of Frasier, his radio station decides to go for the Latino market, which means excitable men jabbering about soccer.'
  6. 'A woman jabbered in French into her hands-free phone.'
  7. 'They keep jabbering about deceit and cleaning up the government.'
  8. '‘Oh yeah, you can't beat vinyl,’ he jabbers in a red-toothed west coast accent untamed by the phenomenal success of Wet Wet Wet, his band of two decades.'
  9. 'He's jabbering on about music, how you have to be careful about changing the music because it might upset or destroy the government.'
  10. 'Half the programme was devoted to Liam jabbering on about boy bands, the press, Robbie Williams etc etc.'

noun

Rapid, excited, and often incomprehensible speech.
  1. 'Maria could see the boy's mouths moving, but the words descended into incomprehensible jabber.'
  2. 'It was like the endless jabber on the radio, without having a way to turn it off.'
  3. 'Some of the Kagan / Lewis conversation about bloggers consisted, for the most part, of often incomprehensible jabber like this.'
  4. 'Is it perfectly OK or just plain trashy for the man who once was the leader of the free world to join the jabber on TV?'
  5. 'Brae sat back happily and listened half-heartedly to Chase's unceasing jabber.'
  6. 'Isaiah raised his hand, signaling him to stop the jabber, ‘The file has been submitted one to you and a copy to the Archive database.’'
  7. 'I shouldn't have distracted myself with useless jabber!'
  8. 'Lost amid the jabber over what the Next Big Thing in passenger vehicles is likely to be, is the humble midsized sedan.'
  9. 'There is so much mindless golf jabber on TV that I would welcome a season-long commentator lockout.'
  10. 'Nonetheless, there will be lots of jabber about posturing about the value of precedent at the Senate hearings.'

More definitions

1. to talk or utter rapidly, indistinctly, incoherently, or nonsensically; chatter. noun

2. rapid, indistinct, or nonsensical talk; gibberish.

More examples(as adjective)

"throngs can be jabbering."

"protests can be jabbering."

"plains can be jabbering."

"foreigners can be jabbering."

"crowds can be jabbering."

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Origin

(jabber)Late 15th century: imitative.