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Etymology

ca. 16th century. Either an onomatopeia, imitating to the sound of chatter, probably influenced by jabber, or derived from the root of the Irish gob (the mouth).[1]

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈdʒɪb.ɜː(ɹ).ɪʃ/, SAMPA: /"dZIb.3:(r).IS/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈdʒɪb.ə.ɹɪʃ/, SAMPA: /"dZIb.@.rIS/

Noun

Singular
gibberish

Plural
-

gibberish (-)
  1. speech or writing that is unintelligible, incoherent or meaningless
  2. needlessly obscure or overly technical language

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References

  • Notes:
  1. ^ Mackay, Charles A Glossary of Obscure Words and Phrases in the Writings of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries, pp. 183-184, S. Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1887

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