verbage


verbage

noun

  1. overabundance or superfluity of words, as in writing or speech; wordiness; verbosity.
  2. manner or style of expressing something in words; wording: a manual of official verbiage.

noun

  1. the excessive and often meaningless use of words; verbosity
  2. rare diction; wording
n.

variant of verbiage (q.v.).

n.

1721, from French verbiage “wordiness” (17c.), from Middle French verbier “to chatter,” from Old French verbe “word,” from Latin verbum “word” (see verb).

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