gift of gab

noun phrase

: the ability to talk glibly and persuasively

Examples of gift of gab in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tony was also a player in Swinging London, fabled for his charm, smarts, skill, energy, philanthropic causes, good looks, gift of gab, circle of hip friends and extramarital love affairs. Bill McGraw, Detroit Free Press, 17 Mar. 2024 Their gift of gab was obvious, but drag’s emphasis is mostly on visual elements — hair, makeup, glamorous thematic fashion — so podcasts seemed counterintuitive. Lina Lecaro, Los Angeles Times, 7 Nov. 2023 Mercury is arriving in your sign for its yearly tour, bestowing its gift of gab and adding an extra dose of creativity to your thinking process. Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 26 June 2023 Storyteller with a gift of gab and a whole lot of chutzpah. Susannah Bryan, Sun Sentinel, 13 Apr. 2023 As one of wrestling’s all-time-greatest attractions, Dusty was every bit of a WWE Hall of Famer known for his gift of gab. Chaz Kangas, Los Angeles Times, 30 Mar. 2023 Both used similar silver hairstyles, folksy accents and gifts of gab to work to their benefit with television cameras. Brent Schrotenboer, USA TODAY, 22 Oct. 2020 Here’s an assortment of my favorite things about this beautiful country (besides the gifts of gab and song). Lea Lane, Forbes, 11 Mar. 2021 His solution for what to do with Earth’s myriad surviving leaders is particularly apropos: the Ex-Presidents Bar and Social Club, where past bigwigs serve patrons, wipe counters, and deploy their gifts of gab. Erin Douglass, The Christian Science Monitor, 10 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gift of gab was in 1839

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“Gift of gab.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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