gibber vs gibberish what difference

what is difference between gibber and gibberish

English

Etymology 1

Uncertain; see gibberish.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒɪbə(ɹ)/
  • Rhymes: -ɪbə(r)

Noun

gibber (countable and uncountable, plural gibbers)

  1. Gibberish, unintelligible speech.

Verb

gibber (third-person singular simple present gibbers, present participle gibbering, simple past and past participle gibbered)

  1. To jabber, talk rapidly and unintelligibly or incoherently.

Translations

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:chatter

Etymology 2

From Dharug giba.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɪbə/

Noun

gibber (plural gibbers)

  1. (Australia) A boulder, a stone; a mass of stone. [from 18th c.]
Derived terms
  • gibber bird
  • gibber stone
See also
  • reg, desert pavement

Etymology 3

gib +‎ -er

Noun

gibber (plural gibbers)

  1. A balky horse.
    • 1831-1850, William Youatt, On the Structure and the Diseases of the Horse
      A hasty and passionate breaker will often make a really goodtempered young horse an inveterate gibber

References

gibber in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.


Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈɡib.ber/, [ˈɡɪbːɛɾ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒib.ber/, [ˈd͡ʒibːɛr]

Adjective

gibber (feminine gibbera, neuter gibberum); first/second-declension adjective (nominative masculine singular in -er)

  1. humpbacked, hunchbacked

Declension

First/second-declension adjective (nominative masculine singular in -er).

Noun

gibber m (genitive gibberis); third declension

  1. a hump, hunch on the back

Declension

Third-declension noun.

Synonyms

  • (hump, hunch): gibbus

Derived terms

  • gibberōsus

Related terms

  • gibbus

References

  • gibber in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • gibber in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette


English

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒɪb.ə.ɹɪʃ/

Noun

gibberish (usually uncountable, plural gibberishes)

  1. Speech or writing that is unintelligible, incoherent or meaningless.
    • Such gibberish as children may be heard amusing themselves with.
  2. Needlessly obscure or overly technical language.
  3. A language game, comparable to pig Latin, in which one inserts a nonsense syllable before the first vowel in each syllable of a word.

Synonyms

  • gibber
  • See also Thesaurus:nonsense

Translations

See also

  • double Dutch
  • framis
  • gobbledygook, gobbledegook
  • galimatias
  • jargon
  • mumbo jumbo
  • nonsense
  • rhubarb rhubarb

Adjective

gibberish (comparative more gibberish, superlative most gibberish)

  1. unintelligible, incoherent or meaningless

References


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