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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At last year’s confab, in Dallas, Mike Pence made headlines by giving a jarringly self-congratulatory speech. The Economist, "The Southern Baptists are beset by two related fiascos," 15 June 2019 The openness of the tax break has made Opportunity Zones the talk of investor confabs like the Milken and SALT Conferences last month, which had nine sessions on the subject between them. Lydia Depillis, CNN, "A 'mind boggling' tax break was meant to help the poor. But trendy areas are winning too," 14 June 2019 Here are the big stories—and the big absences—from the last 24 hours at gaming's biggest confab. Julie Muncy, WIRED, "Here's Everything Nintendo Did—and Didn't—Announce at E3," 12 June 2019 One attendee, Alan Hipólito, the executive director of coalition member Verde, said no decisions were made during the confab., "Portland retail tax applies more broadly than thought, igniting opposition at City Hall," 6 June 2019 Initially dubbed the Arena Sales & Marketing Conference, the confab, set for June 12-15 at the Toronto Hilton, has since grown to attract over 350 participants from across the country. Taylor Mims, Billboard, "Naming Rights, Inclusion & The $244 Billion Millennial/Gen Z Bubble: Inside The 2019 Event & Arena Marketing Conference," 4 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of confab

1701, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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