Definitions for verbiageˈvɜr bi ɪdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ver•bi•ageˈvɜr bi ɪdʒ(n.)

  1. overabundance or superfluity of words, as in writing or speech.

  2. manner or style of expressing something in words; wording.

Origin of verbiage:

1715–25; < F, = MF verbi(er) to gabble (cf. early Picard dial. verbloier, werbler to warble1) +-age -age

Princeton's WordNet

  1. verbiage, verbalism(noun)

    overabundance of words

  2. wording, diction, phrasing, phraseology, choice of words, verbiage(noun)

    the manner in which something is expressed in words

    "use concise military verbiage"- G.S.Patton


  1. verbiage(Noun)

    Overabundance of words

  2. verbiage(Noun)

    (US) The manner in which something is expressed in words;

    use concise military verbiage- G.S. Patton Usage note: because of the pejorative connotation of the primary definition of "verbiage" it is preferred to use "diction," "phrasing," etc. to describe the manner in which something is expressed in words.

  3. Origin: From verbiage

Webster Dictionary

  1. Verbiage(noun)

    the use of many words without necessity, or with little sense; a superabundance of words; verbosity; wordiness

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. verbiage

    When the context involves a software or hardware system, this refers to documentation. This term borrows the connotations of mainstream ‘verbiage’ to suggest that the documentation is of marginal utility and that the motives behind its production have little to do with the ostensible subject.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


1talk of this kind

His speech was pure waffle. He has no idea what he's talking about.

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