yabber(redirected from yabbering)
Rapid or casual talk; chatter.
intr.v. yab·bered, yab·ber·ing, yab·bers
To talk or converse rapidly or casually.
[From Australian pidgin, probably from a source in the Pama-Nyungan languages of southeast Australia such as Wiradhuri ya-, to talk (perhaps influenced by English jabber).]
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(intr) to talk or jabber
talk or jabber
[C19: from a native Australian language yabba talk, probably influenced by jabber]
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1. to speak rapidly, indistinctly, or nonsensically; chatter.n.
2. rapid, or nonsensical talk.
[1490–1500; appar. imitative]
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Past participle: yabberred
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