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
Recent Examples on the Web But the confab did not include members of President-elect Joe Biden's transition team, even though the incoming administration will be in charge of vaccine distribution after Jan. 20. David Jackson And John Fritze, USA TODAY, "Trump touts COVID-19 vaccines at 'summit' amid growing questions over timeline, number of doses," 9 Dec. 2020 Ethics watchdogs have long criticized the four-day confab as an industry backed tropical getaway masquerading as a policy conference. Lauren Mcgaughy, Dallas News, "As COVID spiked in Texas, lawmakers escaped to Maui for corporate-backed confab on economy," 4 Dec. 2020 Indeed, not only was the mayor’s office aware of all three events, in the case of both the overbilled Trump rally and the swinger confab, organizers actually worked with the city and got its de facto blessing to proceed. John Stanton | Gambit Editor,, "Gambit editor: New Orleans swingers story exposes LaToya Cantrell’s desire to have it both ways," 1 Dec. 2020 The scene comes early in the first episode of The Crown’s fourth season: a drawing-room confab between two of the most powerful people in the world, a veteran ruler and an upstart newcomer. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "When Wives Ran the World," 20 Nov. 2020 In 2003, Ng worked as an assistant general manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and former player Bill Singer, then an executive with the New York Mets, decided to get aggressively ugly with her in a hotel bar during an industry confab. Aric Jenkins, Fortune, "Dolly Parton loves you," 20 Nov. 2020 The association’s board had been deliberating over what to do about the confab, scheduled for this week in St. George, after Gov. Gary Herbert announced statewide limits on gatherings last week. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah Association of Counties moves annual convention online," 16 Nov. 2020 The Rose Garden confab became a Trump-López Obrador lovefest. Patrick J. Mcdonnell, Los Angeles Times, "As the world congratulates Biden, Mexico’s president opts to wait. Critics call it a diplomatic blunder," 8 Nov. 2020 Their confab on a biting winter day was instead focused on gaining a measure of one another, diving into philosophies and methods. Nick Moyle,, "Texas OC Mike Yurcich, Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy have long history," 28 Oct. 2020

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1701, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Confab.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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