gab·​by | \ ˈga-bē How to pronounce gabby (audio) \
gabbier; gabbiest

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a gabby talk show host a gabby talk-show host whose interviews were almost as much about herself as about her guests
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First Known Use of gabby

1719, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gabby

gab entry 1 + -y entry 1

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“Gabby.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of gabby

informal : talking a lot : very talkative


gab·​by | \ ˈga-bē How to pronounce gabby (audio) \
gabbier; gabbiest

Kids Definition of gabby

: fond of talking a lot : talkative a gabby friend

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