What does gibberish mean?

Definitions for gibberish
ˈdʒɪb ər ɪʃ, ˈgɪb-gib·ber·ish

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word gibberish.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gibberish, gibber(noun)

    unintelligible talking


  1. gibberish(n.)

    Incomprehensible, obscure, or pretentious technical talk or writing; excessively obscure jargon.

    Etymology: [From Gibber, v. i.]


  1. gibberish(Noun)

    speech or writing that is unintelligible, incoherent or meaningless

  2. gibberish(Noun)

    needlessly obscure or overly technical language

  3. gibberish(Adjective)

    unintelligible, incoherent or meaningless

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gibberish(verb)

    rapid and inarticulate talk; unintelligible language; unmeaning words; jargon

    Etymology: [From Gibber, v. i.]

  2. Gibberish(adj)

    unmeaning; as, gibberish language

    Etymology: [From Gibber, v. i.]


  1. Gibberish

    Gibberish is a generic term in English for talking that sounds like speech, but carries no actual meaning. This meaning has also been extended to meaningless text or gobbledygook. The common theme in gibberish statements is a lack of literal sense, which can be described as a presence of nonsense. Gibberish should not be confused with literary nonsense such as that used in the poem "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gibberish

    gib′ėr-ish, n. rapid, gabbling talk: unmeaning words.—adj. unmeaning.—v.i. Gibb′er, to speak senselessly or inarticulately.—n. Gibb′le-gabble, gabble. [See Gabble.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Gibberish

    After Geber, an Arabian alchemist of the eleventh century, who employed an unintelligible jargon to mystify the ecclesiastics, lest by plain speaking he might be put to death as a sorcerer.

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How to say gibberish in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gibberish in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gibberish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of gibberish in a Sentence

  1. Vi Hart:

    The version we're recommending is where your phone basically yells nonsense, it's gibberish, everyone's phone is just yelling random nonsense, and your phone collects the nonsense it hears.

  2. Dave Miles:

    People commenting on ‘swing’ will most certainly provide gibberish for answers, as swing is about feel, simply put: Longer, heavier barrels will swing smoother, while shorter, lighter barrels will be more maneuverable but will not offer the same ‘swing,’ or momentum, that a heavier barrel has.

  3. An English Professor, Ohio University:

    I am returning this otherwise good typing paper to you because someone has printed gibberish all over it and put your name at the top.

  4. Tony Shalhoub:

    They had me invent like a gibberish language because they wanted it to be like an unidentifiable thing, so I just made up my own dialogue, and it was a really crazy movie.

Images & Illustrations of gibberish

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Translations for gibberish

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  • بربرة, ثرثرة, رطانةArabic
  • глупости, безсмислициBulgarian
  • galimatyáš, hatmatilka, páté přes deváté, ptydepeCzech
  • vrøvl, nonsens, volapyk, kaudervælskDanish
  • Kokolores, Geschwafel, Kauderwelsch, GequasselGerman
  • ασυναρτησίες, αλαμπουρνέζικαGreek
  • volapukaĵoEsperanto
  • monserga, galimatías, farfulla, algarabía, jergaSpanish
  • heprea, siansaksaFinnish
  • charabia, baragouin, galimatiasFrench
  • gibirisIrish
  • goileamScottish Gaelic
  • ג'יברישHebrew
  • badarság, zagyvaságHungarian
  • ցնորք, դատարկաբանությունArmenian
  • bahasa raban, pepesan kosongIndonesian
  • golfranska, djöflaþýskaIcelandic
  • borbottio, farfuglioItalian
  • 美辞麗句, ちんぷんかんぷんJapanese
  • გაუგებარი მეტყველება, გაუგებარი, ტექნიკური ენა, გაუგებარი ყბედობა, აბდაუბდაGeorgian
  • 난센스Korean
  • krièmerwelsjLimburgish, Limburgan, Limburger
  • kōrero hunuru, reo kihiMāori
  • брборење, баботењеMacedonian
  • kaudervelskNorwegian
  • gewauwel, visserslatijn, koeterwaals, wartaalDutch
  • bełkot, jazgotPolish
  • algaraviaPortuguese
  • абракадабра, бессмыслица, невнятность, белиберда, тарабарщина, галиматьяRussian
  • dërdëllisjeAlbanian
  • nonsensSwedish
  • saçma, jargonTurkish
  • 胡言乱语Chinese

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