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

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
Recent Examples on the Web That idea was largely ignored at Tuesday’s confab, in favor of criticizing Wall Street. Sarah Mcbride, Fortune, "At Private Silicon Valley Summit, No Love for IPOs or Banks," 2 Oct. 2019 The Iran affair: As has been the case for the past half-decade of U.N. confabs, all eyes will be on what does (or does not) happen between the American and Iranian delegations. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, "Trump’s escape from Washington and the other top U.N. storylines," 24 Sep. 2019 Cruise appeared at July’s Comic-Con to introduce the trailer, which proved to be one of the buzzier moments of the pop culture confab. Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter, "Original 'Top Gun' Editor Returning to Work on Sequel (Exclusive)," 30 Aug. 2019 Blizzard is supposed to announce new titles at its upcoming gaming confab early next month. Sarah Min, CBS News, "Activision Blizzard stock price dips as video game players call for boycotts," 10 Oct. 2019 Their confab came after Bridenstine questioned SpaceX’s commitment to delivering the new spacecraft his agency desperately needs. Tim Fernholz, Quartz, "NASA and Elon Musk need each other too much to keep arguing," 10 Oct. 2019 Of the major contenders, only former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg are skipping the San Francisco confab, although Buttigieg will be in the Bay Area early next week for fundraisers. Casey Tolan, The Mercury News, "Fight over climate debate brewing as Democratic candidates head to San Francisco," 21 Aug. 2019 Trump, who is best known on the world stage for taunts and insults, has sought to infuse some levity into this confab of leaders representing the world’s largest economies at a time of trade wars, rising tensions with Iran and other challenges. Eli Stokols,, "‘Don’t meddle in the election,’ Trump tells Putin with a smile," 28 June 2019 Get our daily newsletter Instead Mr Kushner organised this two-day confab in Bahrain. The Economist, "An underwhelming start to the “ultimate” Israeli-Palestinian deal," 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of confab

1701, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Confab.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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