yabber

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yab·ber

 (yăb′ər) Australian
n.
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).]

yabber

(ˈjæbə)
vb
(intr) to talk or jabber
n
talk or jabber
[C19: from a native Australian language yabba talk, probably influenced by jabber]

jab•ber

(ˈdʒæb ər)
v.i., v.t.
1. to speak rapidly, indistinctly, or nonsensically; chatter.
n.
2. rapid, or nonsensical talk.
[1490–1500; appar. imitative]
jab′ber•er, n.

yabber


Past participle: yabberred
Gerund: yabberring

Imperative
yabber
yabber
Present
I yabber
you yabber
he/she/it yabbers
we yabber
you yabber
they yabber
Preterite
I yabberred
you yabberred
he/she/it yabberred
we yabberred
you yabberred
they yabberred
Present Continuous
I am yabberring
you are yabberring
he/she/it is yabberring
we are yabberring
you are yabberring
they are yabberring
Present Perfect
I have yabberred
you have yabberred
he/she/it has yabberred
we have yabberred
you have yabberred
they have yabberred
Past Continuous
I was yabberring
you were yabberring
he/she/it was yabberring
we were yabberring
you were yabberring
they were yabberring
Past Perfect
I had yabberred
you had yabberred
he/she/it had yabberred
we had yabberred
you had yabberred
they had yabberred
Future
I will yabber
you will yabber
he/she/it will yabber
we will yabber
you will yabber
they will yabber
Future Perfect
I will have yabberred
you will have yabberred
he/she/it will have yabberred
we will have yabberred
you will have yabberred
they will have yabberred
Future Continuous
I will be yabberring
you will be yabberring
he/she/it will be yabberring
we will be yabberring
you will be yabberring
they will be yabberring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been yabberring
you have been yabberring
he/she/it has been yabberring
we have been yabberring
you have been yabberring
they have been yabberring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been yabberring
you will have been yabberring
he/she/it will have been yabberring
we will have been yabberring
you will have been yabberring
they will have been yabberring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been yabberring
you had been yabberring
he/she/it had been yabberring
we had been yabberring
you had been yabberring
they had been yabberring
Conditional
I would yabber
you would yabber
he/she/it would yabber
we would yabber
you would yabber
they would yabber
Past Conditional
I would have yabberred
you would have yabberred
he/she/it would have yabberred
we would have yabberred
you would have yabberred
they would have yabberred
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