con·​fab | \ ˈkän-ˌfab How to pronounce confab (audio) , kən-ˈfab How to pronounce confab (audio) \

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confab \ kən-​ˈfab How to pronounce confab (audio) , ˈkän-​ˌfab How to pronounce confab (audio) \ intransitive verb

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we had a little confab about the merits of the plan after the requisite confab, we got down to business

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In a separate report on global risks, the World Economic Forum, which produces the annual Davos confab of politicians, business leaders and academics, on Wednesday identified trade wars and rising political tensions as the biggest global threats. Lauren Weber, WSJ, "CEOs Say Recession Is Top Worry for 2019," 16 Jan. 2019 Chinese leaders are advertising their hopes for an economic stimulus plan to emerge from the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Congress and the National People’s Congress, confabs that rubber-stamp decisions made by President... The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Xi’s Economy Needs Trump’s Help," 8 Mar. 2019 Photo: Jason Alden/Bloomberg News A confab for the global elite, the World Economic Forum celebrates open markets and free trade. Deborah Ball, WSJ, "Executives in Davos Put Brave Face on Jittery Mood," 22 Jan. 2019 The iPhone maker on Monday will kick off its annual developers confab with a keynote address that kicks off at 1 p.m. ET. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "How to Watch Apple's WWDC 2018 Keynote on iPhone, iPad, and Even Windows PCs," 4 June 2018 Still, some of the tensions underlying the global confab weren't hard to detect. Fox News, "Leaders honor Mandela at UN; his widow calls them to act," 24 Sep. 2018 Austin Once known largely for the University of Texas and its fertile music scene, Austin can add tech hub to its resume thanks to playing host to startups as well as the huge annual tech confab, SXSW. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, "Amazon's second headquarters: The pros and cons of the finalists," 18 Jan. 2018 In the case of InfoWars, Facebook doesn’t consider the publication a news organization, which is why InfoWars has not been invited to media confabs. Kara Swisher, Recode, "Media — both on the left and right — are pressing Facebook to define what journalism is," 17 July 2018 Ironically, Trump the economic nationalist is providing the most immediate returns to an elite group whose country is first-class lounges, private aviation hubs, and confabs such as Davos. Heather Hurlburt, Daily Intelligencer, "How Will Davos Treat Trump?," 24 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of confab

1701, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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