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

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 Now comes the hard part: hosting a global gabfest, without the toxicity. Steven Levy, Wired, 17 Mar. 2021 Third quarter, here’s Bob Myers dropping into the TV gabfest. Scott Ostler,, 12 Dec. 2020 Calls can last for up to 24 hours (quite the gabfest), and are encrypted and password-protected. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, 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, 14 Apr. 2020 What was supposed to be his roommate interview became a gabfest. Joanne Kaufman, New York Times, 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, 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, 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,, 9 Apr. 2018 See More

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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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“Gabfest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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