American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To prattle and chatter unintelligibly.
- n. Unintelligible or foolish talk.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To speak inarticulately; speak incoherently or senselessly.
- n. One who guts or eviscerates fish.
- n. In botany, a pouch-like enlargement of the base of a calyx, corolla, etc.; a gibbosity.
- n. A big stone or boulder; an overhanging rock.
- n. A balky horse; a jibber.
- n. gibberish, unintelligible speech
- v. To jabber, talk rapidly and unintelligibly or incoherently.
- n. boulder, stone
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A balky horse.
- v. To speak rapidly and inarticulately.
- v. chatter inarticulately; of monkeys
- v. speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
- n. unintelligible talking
- From native Australian (Wiktionary)
- Probably back-formation from gibberish. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Gazing out of windows is like watching TV for cats, but they never use teleprompters to "gibber" at birds.”
“I even disregarded the fact that "gibber" is a verb, and not the noun "gibberish".”
“So to pick up on the theme of my previous post: if you'd care to be precise about what (in your opinion) constitutes "gibber" in my posts, I'd be only too happy to discuss it with you.”
“But to lose control, to have his soul upset by the pangs of the flesh, to screech and gibber like an ape, to become the veriest beast -- ah, that was what was so terrible.”
“Could you get the guys who taught you to sob and gibber with the impossibility of their relationship with the people they taught?”
“After that he will be left to gibber his visions to padded walls.”
“His shoulders are broad, his nostrils wide, his chest is deep, his blood is pure; he will continue to gibber in Bughouse Alley long after I have swung off and escaped the torment of the penitentiaries of California.”
“So now I make chicken masaman curry and gibber for a while.”
“Let the old warhorses of the staff gibber about the importance of Palmyra as the crossing of the great caravan roads to the east and the south.”
“The denialists will continue to gibber and spin, of course, but here's the skinny:”
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