babbler definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- One that babbles: a babbler of half-truths.
- A tape recording of numerous voices talking at the same time, used as an antibugging device to hinder or prevent eavesdropping.
Variant of babble
- to make incoherent sounds, as a baby does; prattle
- to talk foolishly or too much; blab
- to make a low, bubbling sound, as a brook does when flowing over stones
Origin: Middle English bablen; akin to Norwegian bable, Swedish babbla, German babbeln, to prattle, Classical Latin balbutire, to stammer, Sanskrit balbuthah, stammerer: of echoic origin, originally
- to say indistinctly or incoherently
- to say foolishly or unadvisedly; blab
- confused, incoherent talk or vocal sounds
- foolish or meaningless talk
- a low, bubbling sound
- babbler noun