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

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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 At last year’s confab, in Dallas, Mike Pence made headlines by giving a jarringly self-congratulatory speech. The Economist, "The Southern Baptists are beset by two related fiascos," 15 June 2019 The openness of the tax break has made Opportunity Zones the talk of investor confabs like the Milken and SALT Conferences last month, which had nine sessions on the subject between them. Lydia Depillis, CNN, "A 'mind boggling' tax break was meant to help the poor. But trendy areas are winning too," 14 June 2019 Here are the big stories—and the big absences—from the last 24 hours at gaming's biggest confab. Julie Muncy, WIRED, "Here's Everything Nintendo Did—and Didn't—Announce at E3," 12 June 2019 One attendee, Alan Hipólito, the executive director of coalition member Verde, said no decisions were made during the confab., "Portland retail tax applies more broadly than thought, igniting opposition at City Hall," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of confab

1701, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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