nashgab

noun
nash·gab | \ˈnashˌgab\
variants: or less commonly nashgob \-gäb \

Definition of nashgab 

1 archaic Scottish : rude gossip

2 archaic Scottish : an impertinent oaf

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History and Etymology for nashgab

Scots nash impertinence + gab or gob alteration of gab

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