Definition of verbiage noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈvɜːbiɪdʒ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɜːrbiɪdʒ//
[uncountable] (formal, disapproving)
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the use of too many words, or of more difficult words than are needed, to express an idea Word Originearly 18th cent.: from French, from obsolete verbeier ‘to chatter’, from verbe ‘word’ or Latin verbum ‘word, verb’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: verbiage