nashgab

noun nash·gab \ˈnashˌgab\
variants: less commonly

nashgob

\-gäb\

Definition of nashgab

  1. 1 archaic Scottish :  rude gossip

  2. 2 archaic Scottish :  an impertinent oaf

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Origin and Etymology of nashgab

Scots nash impertinence + gab or gob alteration of gab


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