Pronounced: BANG-stir, noun

Notes: I didn’t know this word, but it is related to other entries

Yesterday’s word

The word verbigeration is a term of psychiatry and is “the constant or obsessive repetition of meaningless words or phrases, usually indicating mental illness”

First usage

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).

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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