gab·​fest | \ ˈgab-ˌfest How to pronounce gabfest (audio) \

Definition of gabfest

1 : an informal gathering for general talk political gabfests
2 : an extended conversation

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Examples of gabfest in a Sentence

the slumber party was an all-night gabfest filled with gossip, giggling, and whispered secrets
Recent Examples on the Web Third quarter, here’s Bob Myers dropping into the TV gabfest. Scott Ostler,, "Warriors return to life with a win, tenacious D and weird telecast," 12 Dec. 2020 Calls can last for up to 24 hours (quite the gabfest), and are encrypted and password-protected. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, "The strange and sudden collision of tech and drug research," 6 July 2020 But there are only so many airings of marbles races, old games and gabfests about the April 23–25 NFL draft—an event that, during the COVID-19 pandemic, feels as significant as a speck of sand—that viewers can take. Sean Gregory, Time, "ESPN's New Michael Jordan Documentary Is Exactly What We Need Right Now. Here's How They Made It," 14 Apr. 2020 What was supposed to be his roommate interview became a gabfest. Joanne Kaufman, New York Times, "Roommates Forever," 31 Jan. 2020 The tone at this annual gabfest in the Alps was set with a downbeat forecast on Tuesday from the International Monetary Fund. Stephen Fidler, WSJ, "Europe’s Political Funk Sets Back Its Economy," 23 Jan. 2019 The White House is certainly equipped for secure calling, and hopefully Trump followed protocols such that his late-night gabfests with Kim Jong Un happen on a secure line and can focus on friendship and fun. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "Trump Says He Gave Kim Jong Un His Direct Number. Never Do That," 15 June 2018 The off-the-wall gabfest, which normally tapes in New York and plays to an audience of roughly 30 people, has invaded Los Angeles for a week of shows. Yvonne Villarreal,, "Bravo's 'Watch What Happens Live' returns to L.A., and the crowd goes wild," 9 Apr. 2018 The Burmese love of gabfests is not new, but according to David Mathieson, an analyst based in Yangon, the trend is accelerating under Ms Suu Kyi. The Economist, "OvercommitteedMyanmar’s government has little authority, but lots of committees," 14 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of gabfest

1895, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for gabfest

gab entry 1 + fest

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The first known use of gabfest was in 1895

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25 Dec 2020

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“Gabfest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of gabfest

US, informal
: a long conversation
: a gathering for people to talk

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