- Verbiage is an excess of words to express what is meant.
An example of verbiage is the language Shakespeare used in his written work.
Dickens was also a master of verbiage.
verbiage definition by Webster's New World
- an excess of words beyond those needed to express concisely what is meant; wordiness
- style of expression; diction
Origin: French ; from Old French verbier, to speak, chatter ; from verbe: see verb
verbiage definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An excess of words for the purpose; wordiness.
- The manner in which something is expressed in words: software verbiage.
Origin: French, from Old French verbier, to chatter, from verbe, word, from Latin verbum; see verb.