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Meaning of GIBBERISH

Pronunciation:  'jiburish

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  unintelligible talking

GIBBERISH is a 9 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: gibber
 See Also: abracadabra, babble, babbling, blather, blatherskite, double Dutch, double talk, gabble, hokum, jabber, jabbering, lallation, meaninglessness, mumbo jumbo, nonsense, nonsensicality



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gib"ber*ish\, n. [From {Gibber}, v. i.]
    Rapid and inarticulate talk; unintelligible language;
    unmeaning words; jargon.
          He, like a gypsy, oftentimes would go; All kinds of
          gibberish he had learnt to known.        --Drayton.
          Such gibberish as children may be heard amusing
          themselves with.                         --Hawthorne.
  2. \Gib"ber*ish\, a.
    Unmeaning; as, gibberish language.
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