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

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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 In other words, a hours-long gabfest with your bestie via your wrist could definitely drain the battery., "Is the Apple Watch Series 3 Worth Buying? Our Fitness Editor Weighs In," 22 Sep. 2017 Fischer was speaking ahead of the Fed's annual gabfest at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the most closely-watched central bankers' gathering of the year. Geoffrey Smith, Fortune, "Rolling Back Banking Regulations “Very Dangerous,” Says Fed Vice Chairman," 16 Aug. 2017 That’s their name for the weekly two-hour show that is part staff gabfest, part TED talk. Robert Mcmillan, WIRED, "From Collaborative Coding to Wedding Invitations: GitHub Is Going Mainstream," 2 Sep. 2013

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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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English Language Learners Definition of gabfest

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

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