Meaning of gibberish


Gibberish is nonsense sounds or writing. A baby’s babble is often called gibberish. When someone is speaking a foreign language you don’t understand, what they’re saying will sound to you like gibberish.

To gibber or jabber is to talk rapidly and excitedly without making any sense. Gibberish, ending in -ish like Spanish or English––is the name of the “language” people who gibber and jabber are speaking. It also applies to writing. If you have really bad handwriting, your teacher might say you write in gibberish.

Definitions of gibberish
  1. noun

    unintelligible talking



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    gibberish and nonsense
    babble, babbling, lallation

    gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby
    blather, blatherskite

    foolish gibberish
    double Dutch

    an incomprehensible talk
    double talk

    deliberately unintelligible gibberish
    gabble, jabber, jabbering

    rapid and indistinct speech
    mumbo jumbo

    language or ritual causing, or intending to cause, confusion
    type of:

    bunk, hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality

    a message that seems to convey no meaning

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