Definitions for verbiageˈvɜr bi ɪdʒ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ver•bi•ageˈvɜr bi ɪdʒ(n.)
overabundance or superfluity of words, as in writing or speech.
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
overabundance of words
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
Overabundance of words
(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.
Origin: From verbiage
the use of many words without necessity, or with little sense; a superabundance of words; verbosity; wordiness
The New Hacker's Dictionary
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.
Translations for verbiage
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
1talk of this kind
His speech was pure waffle. He has no idea what he's talking about.
- كلامٌ مُسْتَمِر بِغَباوَه مع إدِّعاء المَعْرِفَهArabic
- palavrórioPortuguese (BR)
- das GequasselGerman
- λόγια του αέραGreek
- پرت و پلاFarsi
- 애매한 말Korean
- blēņas; tukša runaLatvian
- cakap kosongMalay
- vrøvl, tørrpratNorwegian
- پرت و پلاPersian
- пустая болтовняRussian
- svammel, dillandeSwedish
- 嘮叨，胡扯Chinese (Trad.)
- безглуздя, нісенітницяUkrainian
- فضول بکواسUrdu
- câu chuyện dông dàiVietnamese
- 胡扯Chinese (Simp.)
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