confab

noun

confab 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 Neither of the officials responded to Warner, and the NASS meeting—a semiannual confab for the nation’s election administrators that deals with everything from mail-in voting to cyber threats—quickly moved on to other business. Eric Geller, WIRED, 26 Feb. 2024 Setting the tone for this banner year is the conversation between two-time Palme d’Or winner Ruben Östlund and Cannes Film Festival honcho Thierry Frémaux, due to kick-off the Nordic confab on Wednesday Jan. 31. Annika Pham, Variety, 16 Jan. 2024 His appearance at Wednesday’s closed-door G.O.P. confab was not the first time that Mr. Netanyahu has waded into a bitter partisan struggle over support for Israel, allying himself with Republicans eager to showcase their backing for the Jewish state. Annie Karni, New York Times, 20 Mar. 2024 It is also known for leaning on Kassan’s rolodex by arranging meetings between executives and businesses, at the confabs like CES, but also in New York, London, Los Angeles and elsewhere. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Mar. 2024 More than once, Benioff has thrown a Hawaiian luau at the World Economic Forum confab in Davos, Switzerland, for the annual Salesforce party. Dara Kerr, NPR, 28 Feb. 2024 China’s biggest political confab is about to begin. Christian Shepherd, Washington Post, 5 Mar. 2024 Organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), the annual confab is one of the largest media and entertainment industry events in Asia. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 14 Feb. 2024 The annual recording industry confab also promises its share of broken records, pun intended, as stars from across musical genres gather Sunday at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles (8 p.m. EST on CBS and streaming on Paramount+) for the 66th edition of music's most eclectic night. USA TODAY, 31 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1701, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of confab was in 1701

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“Confab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/confab. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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