- overabundance or superfluity of words, as in writing or speech; wordiness; verbosity.
- manner or style of expressing something in words; wording: a manual of official verbiage.
- the excessive and often meaningless use of words; verbosity
- rare diction; wording
variant of verbiage (q.v.).
1721, from French verbiage “wordiness” (17c.), from Middle French verbier “to chatter,” from Old French verbe “word,” from Latin verbum “word” (see verb).