con·​fab | \ˈkän-ˌfab, kən-ˈfab \

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confab \ kən-​ˈfab , ˈkän-​ˌfab \ 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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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 Other media moguls expected to turn up at the confab include Fox’s Rupert Murdoch, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and Apple’s Tim Cook. Janelle Nanos,, "Billionaire summer camp begins in Sun Valley," 11 July 2018 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

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First Known Use of confab

1701, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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