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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: From the sound

gibber

verb
     
gib‧ber [intransitive]
to speak quickly in a way that is difficult to understand, especially because you are very frightened or shocked [↪ jabber]
gibber with
'It was her,' said Ruth, gibbering with fear.
gibbering adjective British English
a gibbering wreck (=someone who is very shocked or frightened)

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