babble babble  /ˈbæ bəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) to talk foolishly
  2. (n) gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby
  3. (v) utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way
  4. (v) flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise
  5. (v) divulge confidential information or secrets

Usage(s):

  1. Such words babble up in all corners of society, wherever anybody is ax-grinding, arm-twisting, backscratching, sweet-talking.
  2. We babble with strangers; with intimates we can be silent.
  3. He was wedged into the corner, and as he talked he slid down to escape the party's babble until we were both seated on the floor.

News

  1. Monroe police track down fugitive rooster

    MONROE -- He didn't have a warrant out for his arrest, but police in Monroe desperately wanted to get him off the street. The culprit spent more than a month on the lam, a nuisance to neighbors with his babble most fowl.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Everett Herald

  2. Dwyane Wade, Lost Defensive Puppy

    Categories: MISCELLANEA It’s always easier to pinpoint a cause, whether it be armchair psycho-babble or an injury or whatever singular else, to explain a decline. Dwyane Wade... ( Read more... )
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Hardwood Paroxysm

Quotes

  1. "That's all psycho babble," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said, using one of his favorite expressions to downplay the notion. "When I think of dynasties, two come to my mind real quick - UCLA and Bill Russell. Everything else is just talk."
    on Jun 13, 2007 By: Gregg Popovich Source: MSNBC

  2. "You know what? I'm going to leave all the psycho-babble and the political psycho-babble to the press," said Perino, the White House spokeswoman.
    on Sep 2, 2008 By: Dana Perino Source: MiamiHerald.com

  3. "He's essentially the bridge between Walter's techno-babble and English," says Abrams.
    on Aug 27, 2008 By: JJ Abrams Source: Chicago Tribune

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