adj.— «In Saskatchewan, we’re all familiar with the word. “Gibbled” describes something that is broken or wobbly or otherwise dysfunctional. Usually it applies to things physical (“If you run on that gibbled ankle, the swelling will only get worse”), things mechanical (“How can I cut anything with these gibbled scissors?”) or things technological (“Ever since I downloaded that software, my fonts have been totally gibbled”). In other jurisdictions, however, they might wonder what we’re talking about.» —“Gibbled: another prairie contribution to English” by Les MacPherson Star Phoenix (Sasktaoon, Saskatchewan, Canada) Apr. 7, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  1. Bill says:

    I use that word all the time here in Regina. I had no idea it was a local saskatchewan thing. I’ve looked it up on wikipedia and and nothing’s there for it. It’s in the urban slang dictionary though.

    Since it’s a sask thing, I’ll have to make sure to use that word more 🙂

    Go riders! 🙂

  2. Reta says:

    My boyfriend, born and bred southern Ontario, uses the word “gibbled” to refer to a state of drunkeness. He claims the term comes from Niagara Falls.

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