intransitive verb-·bled, -·bling
- to talk rapidly and incoherently; jabber; chatter
- to utter rapid, meaningless sounds, as a goose does
Origin of gabblefrequentative of gab
verbgab·bled, gab·bling, gab·bles
- To speak rapidly or incoherently; jabber.
- To make rapid, low muttering or quacking sounds, as a goose or duck.
- Rapid, incoherent, or meaningless speech.
- The low muttering sound of a goose or duck.
Origin of gabbleProbably frequentative of gab
(third-person singular simple present gabbles, present participle gabbling, simple past and past participle gabbled)
gab + -le, frequentative.