psychobabble etymology

English word psychobabble comes from English babble, English psycho-

Detailed word origin of psychobabble

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
babble English (eng) A sound like that of water gently flowing around obstructions.. Idle talk; senseless prattle. Inarticulate speech; constant or confused murmur. (intransitive) To make a continuous murmuring noise, like shallow water running over stones.. (intransitive) To talk incoherently; to utter meaningless words.. (intransitive) To talk too much; to chatter; to prattle.. (intransitive) To utter words [...]
psycho- English (eng) Forms terms relating to the soul, the mind, or to psychology.
psychobabble English (eng) The jargon of psychology and psychoanalysis, especially when regarded as trite or trivial. [from 20th c.].

Words with the same origin as psychobabble

Descendants of babble
Descendants of psycho-
psychoactive psychoanalyst psychoanalytic psychoanalyze psychobiotic psychocutaneous psychodrama psychogalvanometry psychogenic psychogeography psychokinesis psychokinetic psychometry psychon psychonic psychopath psychosemantic psychosexual psychosis psychosomatic psychosynthetic psychotherapy psychothriller psychotypological