Meaning of gibberish in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdʒɪb(ə)rɪʃ/

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mass noun
  • Unintelligible or meaningless speech or writing; nonsense.

    ‘he talks gibberish’
    • ‘At first the monkeys were intrigued with the computers and typed all sorts of stuff, even though it was meaningless gibberish.’
    • ‘Why do parties insist on meaningless gibberish as conference slogans?’
    • ‘He burst into hysterical tears of confusion, speaking a line of nonsensical gibberish.’
    • ‘It was just none of them wanted to be around the parents and their nonsense gibberish.’
    • ‘Sleep talking can range from a word or two of gibberish, to an entire speech.’
    • ‘Given the choice of English or gibberish, financial firms choose to spout utter nonsense!’
    • ‘How much longer have we got to endure glib stupidity and bluster passing as ‘moral clarity’ or some such gibberish?’
    • ‘I always suspected David was prone to moments of gibberish.’
    • ‘There was this chap I used to work with many years ago, who used to talk the most incomprehensible gibberish with tremendous enthusiasm.’
    • ‘Who speaks the most gibberish, the worst jargon, the most twisted English and the biggest pile of gobbledegook?’
    • ‘Thus the actual idea behind what they were doing was lost and what remained was mindless gibberish in an alien language.’
    • ‘Then he noticed Andrew acting strangely, grinning and waving, talking gibberish to himself and fidgeting.’
    • ‘He appeared to be talking gibberish about fridges and freezers.’
    • ‘The one thing that they had in common was that they all spoke gibberish.’
    • ‘The kind of lesson the inspectors would enjoy would be for the teacher to sit in silence while the students talk gibberish to each other.’
    • ‘And cue the most incomprehensible stream of gibberish ever to pour forth from a human being's mouth.’
    • ‘The ending really is one where you stare at the TV for about 5 minutes after its over and mutter gibberish.’
    • ‘If you've not read the books and this sounds like gibberish, don't worry.’
    • ‘A strangely high proportion of the spam I receive is written in gibberish.’
    • ‘I think that I've been talking gibberish for approximately the past twelve hours.’
    nonsense, balderdash, blather, blether
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Early 16th century perhaps from gibber (but recorded earlier) + the suffix -ish (denoting a language as in Spanish, Swedish, etc.).