Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An excess of words for the purpose; wordiness.
  • n. The manner in which something is expressed in words: software verbiage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Overabundance of words
  • n. The manner in which something is expressed in words;

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The use of many words without necessity, or with little sense; a superabundance of words; verbosity; wordiness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The use of many words without necessity; superabundance of words; wordiness; verbosity.
  • n. Synonyms Verbosity, etc. See pleonasm.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the manner in which something is expressed in words
  • n. overabundance of words

Etymologies

French, from Old French verbier, to chatter, from verbe, word, from Latin verbum; see verb.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French verbiage (Wiktionary)

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  • Also, my verbiage is a lot more precise than all the computer models in the world!(ONLINE)

    September 27, 2010

  • For Sarah Palin's particular usage, see verbage.

    October 20, 2008

  • In the vocabulary of Sarah Palin, a synonym for "language."

    "The poetry of Sarah Palin" seen here.

    October 7, 2008

  • I'm simultaneously repelled by and drawn to this word.

    January 23, 2007