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Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A wimble. Tufts's Glossary of Thieves' Jargon(1798).

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  • verb US, informal To be overwhelmed by emotion and take on a childish expression with a quivering lips and chin.
  • noun UK, slang Meaningless or content-free chatter in a discussion; drivel, babble.
  • noun UK, computing Used as the name of a metasyntactic variable.
  • verb UK, Internet slang To make meaningless comments.

Etymologies

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Unclear; possibly originates in the British Roger Irrelevant comic strip, then popularised by Your Sinclair magazine and the comedy Blackadder.

Examples

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  • wibble

    UK, perh. originally from the first "Roger Irrelevant" strip in "VIZ" comics 1. n.,v. Commonly used to describe chatter, content-free remarks or other essentially meaningless contributions to threads in newsgroups. "Oh, rspence is wibbling again". 2. UK IRC An explicit on-line no-op equivalent to humma. 3. One of the preferred metasyntactic variables in the UK, forming a series with `wobble', `wubble', and `flob' (attributed to the hilarious historical comedy "Blackadder"). 4. A pronounciation of the letters "www", as seen in URLs; i.e., www.foo.com may be pronounced "wibble dot foo dot com" (compare dub dub dub).

    The ancestral sense of this word is reported to have been "My brain is packing it in now. I give up. _Tilt! Tilt! Tilt!_"

    November 28, 2007