ver·bi·age (vûrbē-ĭj, -bĭj)
1. An excess of words for the purpose; wordiness.
2. The manner in which something is expressed in words: software verbiage.
[French, from Middle French : verbier, to warble, twitter, prattle (variant of earlier verboier; akin to Old French guerbler, to sing in a certain way (perhaps by using modulations); see WARBLE) + -age, n. suff. (influenced in sense by verbe, word).]
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