wibble

1) vb
British
to behave or speak in an irresolute, con-fused and/or tedious manner. A middle class adult and Internet usage, popular since 2000.
► '...fruitcake Anna Nicole Smith has been rambling away again - stickingup for fellow former fatty Kirstie Alley. "Eve-ryone's so mean to her", wibbled Anna...' (Metro, 30 July 2004)
2) n
meaningless and/or tedious speech. In this sense, probably inspired by the use of the word in the UK TV comedy Black-adder and Viz comic, wibble is com-monly employed on the Internet to describe tedious small-talk or irrele-vance.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • wibble — 1. noun a) Meaningless or content free chatter in a discussion; drivel, babble. b) Used as the name of a metasyntactic variable. 2. verb a) To make meaningless comments …   Wiktionary

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  • Anne Wibble — geb. Ohlin (Aussprache: [ˌanː ˈvibːlə], * 13. Oktober 1943 in Stockholm; † 14. März 2000 ebenda) war eine schwedische Politikerin (Folkpartiet liberalerna) und war von 1991 bis 1994 Finanzministerin. Leben Anne Wibble war die Tochter des… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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