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gab

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verb \ˈgab\

Definition of gab

gabbed

gabbing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to talk in a rapid or thoughtless manner :  chatter

gabber

noun

Examples of gab in a sentence

  1. <spent the time she should have been working gabbing with friends instead>

Origin and Etymology of gab

probably short for gabble


First Known Use: 1786


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gab

noun

Definition of gab

  1. :  talk; especially :  idle talk

1790

First Known Use of gab

1790


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gab

noun

Definition of gab

  1. :  gabardine 2

1939

First Known Use of gab

1939


GAB Defined for English Language Learners

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gab

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verb \ˈgab\

Definition of gab for English Language Learners

  • : to talk a lot in an informal way usually about things that are not important or serious


GAB Defined for Kids

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gab

play
verb \ˈgab\

Definition of gab for Students

gabbed

gabbing

  1. :  to talk in a relaxed way about unimportant things :  chat


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gab

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noun

Definition of gab for Students

  1. :  talk about unimportant things


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