con·​fab | \ ˈkän-ˌfab How to pronounce confab (audio) , kən-ˈfab How to pronounce confab (audio) \

Definition of confab

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from confab

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 On March 11, an annual confab of functionaries rubber-stamped a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) plan to gut most of what is left of Hong Kong’s democratic processes. Aaron Rhodes, National Review, "How China Has Crushed Hong Kong’s Democracy," 18 Mar. 2021 The confab celebrating the renomination of Trump is to feature a mixture of prerecorded and live remarks by prominent party officials and rank-and-file voters, with most live coverage happening in the 10 p.m. EDT hour over four nights. David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner, "Republican convention to include more live content than Democrats aired," 21 Aug. 2020 The Eagle Council confab is typically a modest affair, populated by a few hundred acolytes of the late anti-feminist leader, many of them in their golden years. Adele M. Stan, The New Republic, "Insurrectionist in Chief," 10 Mar. 2021 By the confab's opening on March 5, the benchmark CSI 300, an index of the 300 largest stocks listed in mainland China, had tumbled 9% from its recent peak on February 10. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, "To shore up sagging stock prices, Beijing calls in the ‘national team’," 9 Mar. 2021 On Monday, Gates spoke at CERAWeek, an annual confab for the oil and gas industry. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, "The Dark Side of Bill Gates’s Climate Techno-Optimism," 3 Mar. 2021 Comic-Con announced Monday that the annual confab will return to a virtual format July 23-25 for a second straight year. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Stadium supper, dance zones, rethinking oysters: News from around our 50 states," 2 Mar. 2021 The next presidential election is three years away, but the conservative confab afforded some of the potential 2024 presidential hopefuls an opportunity to position themselves as a possible leader of a post-Trump Republican Party. Quinn Scanlan And Kendall Karson, ABC News, "3 key takeaways from Friday's CPAC event: Speakers stand behind Trump," 26 Feb. 2021 The annual conservative confab has moved from Maryland to Orlando, Florida, due to coronavirus restrictions. Tyler Olson, Fox News, "CPAC readies for Florida gathering amid COVID-19, as conservatives ready for Trump bonanza," 24 Feb. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'confab.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of confab

1701, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about confab

Statistics for confab

Last Updated

1 Apr 2021

Cite this Entry

“Confab.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on confab

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for confab

Comments on confab

What made you want to look up confab? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!