gibberish gibberish  /ˈɡɪ bə rɪʃ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) unintelligible talking

Usage(s):

  1. After taking a bite, Hitler suddenly switches from German-sounding gibberish to fluent Korean and his mood mellows.
  2. It was months before editor Briton Hadden's impish contempt for his readers, his impatience with the English language, crystallized into gibberish.
  3. The next year Sellers was chosen to present the Beatles with their two Grammy awards, and the group responded in Goonish gibberish-French.

News

  1. Book chronicling terminal illness is an act of love

    Donna Meredith TLH blogger -- Laura G. Cogdill's newly-released non-fiction title, 'Liquidating Life,' begins with a phone call from the man she has loved for the past seven years-and he is talking gibberish.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Tallahassee Democrat

  2. Graphics, Grids & 4 More Secret Years of PRISM: What Anonymous Knows

    Friday's leak of 13 NSA documents, which Anonymous claims "prove that the NSA is spying on you," result in mostly intelligible government gibberish — goofy graphics included — but one of the most fascinating documents led us to a whistleblower site called Cryptome, which suggests the PRISM program has been around since at least 2006, and maybe as early as 2003.        
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire

Quotes

  1. "Maybe I'm an idiot, but I have no idea what anyone is talking about. What is it? It's complete gibberish. It's insane," Ellison said.
    on Nov 3, 2008 By: Larry Ellison Source: Washington Post

  2. "That's all gibberish, and that doesn't make any sense," Boyle told him. "That kooky stuff you are doing right now is almost proof positive that you are not competent." "Do you object to fringe on the flag?"
    on Feb 14, 2007 By: Terrence Boyle Source: FayObserver.com

  3. "That's no different than Jason coming in and giving us gibberish," said Randle El, taking a friendly swipe at injured QB Jason Campbell's Mississippi accent.
    on Dec 12, 2007 By: Antwaan Randle El Source: International Herald Tribune

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