Pronounced: BANG-stir, noun
Notes: I didn’t know this word, but it is related to other entries
The word verbigeration is a term of psychiatry and is “the constant or obsessive repetition of meaningless words or phrases, usually indicating mental illness”
Our word came into English in the late 1800s
Background / Comments
Our word took me aback a little, as I (for fun) will make up phrases at home. I believe that the mental illness is when one has no control over this. In any event, our word comes from the Latin word verbigerāre (to chat; to converse), which comes from verbum (word) and gerāre, a durative derivation of gerere (to carry on; transact).