Last modified on 16 June 2013, at 23:20

wibble

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Unclear; possibly originates in the British Roger Irrelevant comic strip, then popularised by Your Sinclair magazine and the comedy Blackadder.

NounEdit

wibble (uncountable)

  1. (UK, slang) Meaningless or content-free chatter in a discussion; drivel, babble.
  2. (UK, computing) Used as the name of a metasyntactic variable.

VerbEdit

wibble (third-person singular simple present wibbles, present participle wibbling, simple past and past participle wibbled)

  1. (UK, Internet slang) To make meaningless comments.

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

wibble (third-person singular simple present wibbles, present participle wibbling, simple past and past participle wibbled)

  1. (US, informal) To be overwhelmed by emotion and take on a childish expression with a quivering lips and chin.