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gab

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verb \ˈgab\

Simple Definition of gab

  • : to talk a lot in an informal way usually about things that are not important or serious

Full Definition of gab

gabbedgab·bing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to talk in a rapid or thoughtless manner :  chatter

gab·ber noun

Examples of gab

  1. <spent the time she should have been working gabbing with friends instead>



Origin of gab

probably short for gabble


First Known Use: 1786

Rhymes with gab


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gab

noun

Definition of gab

  1. :  talk; especially :  idle talk



1790

First Known Use of gab

1790


3

gab

noun

Definition of gab

  1. :  gabardine 2



1939

First Known Use of gab

1939



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