noun Etymology: perhaps modification of Wiradhuri (Australian aboriginal language of central New South Wales) ya- speak Date: 1855 Australian talk, jabber <
all yabber and chatter ceased around the campfires — Francis Birtles
yabber intransitive verb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • yabber — [yab′ər] vi., n. [< native Austral yabba] [Austral. Informal] talk; jabber …   English World dictionary

  • yabber — I. ˈyabə(r) noun also yabber yabber | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ( s) Etymology: probably modification (influenced by jabber) of yabba, native name in Australia Australia …   Useful english dictionary

  • yabber — /yab euhr/, n. Australian. jabber. [1870 75; perh. alter., by assoc. with JABBER, of a word based on ya speak, talk, in Gabi (Australian Aboriginal language spoken in the Maryborough district, S Queensland)] * * * …   Universalium

  • yabber — verb /ˈjæb.ə(r)/ To talk, jabber …   Wiktionary

  • Yabber — talk (a lot), chat …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • yabber — Australian Slang talk (a lot), chat …   English dialects glossary

  • yabber — verb informal chatter. Origin prob. from Wuywurung (an Aborig. lang.) …   English new terms dictionary

  • yabber — yab·ber …   English syllables

  • yabber — yab•ber [[t]ˈyæb ər[/t]] n. v. i. v. t. australian brit. jabber • Etymology: 1870–75; perh. alter., of a word based on ya speak, talk, in Gabi (Australian Aboriginal language spoken in S Queensland) …   From formal English to slang

  • yabber — /ˈjæbə / (say yabuh) Colloquial –verb (i) 1. to talk; converse. –noun 2. talk; conversation. {Australian pidgin, ? from Wuywurrung yaba; reinforced by jabber1} –yabberer, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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