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 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 In which case, a few hundred delegates at an EPP confab might have just made Mr. Weber the front-runner for one of Europe’s most important jobs. Joseph C. Sternberg, WSJ, "Europeans Wish They Had a Midterm Election," 8 Nov. 2018 Rolf texted Durkan a few hours after the confab in Seattle. Lewis Kamb, The Seattle Times, "‘What a mess’: Texts by Seattle mayor, council member shed light on head-tax repeal," 18 Sep. 2018 Earlier on Friday, someone leaked a list of Nintendo Switch games on 4chan that will be on display at this year’s E3 gaming confab. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "Fortnite Might Finally Make Its Way to the Nintendo Switch—And Soon," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of confab

1701, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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