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

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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 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 But emerging last week from this year’s Communist Party confab at the beach resort of Beidaihe, China’s leadership appears to have decided to hunker down. Anna Fifield, Washington Post, "A year into the trade war, China learns to ride out Trump’s turbulence," 27 Aug. 2019 Once reality set in, O'Rourke, visibly shaken, gave brief remarks at the union confab, then canceled all of his campaign events and headed home. Dallas News, "Beto O'Rourke on El Paso shooting: 'It just crushed me'," 5 Aug. 2019 Throughout the week at the NAACP confab, 10,000 attendees have heard a similar message from speakers like Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Rep. Brenda Lawrence and Stacey Abrams – don’t sit this election out. NBC News, "Have Democrats dropped the ball on their pledge to hold Trump accountable?," 24 July 2019 The annual San Diego confab is typically a bellwether of everything coming to screens big and small. Angela Watercutter, WIRED, "The 10 Things We're Most Excited to See at Comic-Con," 16 July 2019 CBS-Viacom talks may overshadow Sun Valley media confab. Fox News, "Trump blasts media over 'exaggerated' border detention center reports; Dem civil war over border bill," 8 July 2019

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First Known Use of confab

1701, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of confab was in 1701

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to engage in dissolute behavior

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