con·fab | \ ˈkän-ˌfab , kən-ˈfab \

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confab \kən-ˈfab, ˈkän-ˌfab \ intransitive verb

Examples of confab in a Sentence

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

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The annual confab, held at Los Angeles Center Studios this year, drew the likes of studio executives, location managers and film commissioners. Savannah Robinson, The Hollywood Reporter, "Courtney B. Vance Touts Local Production at Film in California Conference," 6 May 2018 During the gathering, an international confab of space experts will discuss current COSPAR planetary protection policies and implementation guidelines. Leonard David, Scientific American, "As Space Becomes a Busy Place, NASA Bolsters Its Planet-Contamination Police," 3 July 2018 Corchado's sympathies are with the political left, but in their late-night confabs, the foursome ranges across the ideological spectrum. Jill Leovy,, "A personal perspective on Mexico's mass exodus to the United States," 2 July 2018 In June 2016, having secured the nomination, Don Jr. gladly convened a Trump Tower confab with Russians who claimed to have dirt on Clinton. Will Bunch,, "How the Trump family sold U.S. foreign policy to the highest bidder | Will Bunch," 20 May 2018 The confab’s organizers had relocated the summit from the Marriott Marquis to the allegedly more spacious Hilton Midtown in a futile attempt to accommodate the surge in attendance this year. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "Blockchain Week: When Crypto Took New York City by Storm," 18 May 2018 The heat was most definitely on at a recent confab of cornhole players from Alamo City Cornhole, which represents the San Antonio region of the Texas Cornhole League. René A. Guzman, San Antonio Express-News, "Name aside, cornhole is latest hot sport," 28 June 2018 The confab included many members of the Philadelphia Financial Exploitation Prevention Task Force, headed by Joe Snyder, which hosted the event. Erin Arvedlund,, "Philly DA Krasner's new unit to prosecute elder financial abusers," 22 June 2018 And so on June 9, 2016, Don—along with his brother-in-law, Jared Kushner, and Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort—began a fateful confab in a conference room in Trump Tower. Julia Ioffe, GQ, "The Real Story of Donald Trump Jr.," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of confab

1701, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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