But the millennium saw the last of the truly fat rappers: Gift of gab, J-Live, Bone Crusher, and Fatman Scoop.
In our interview, Moreno is effervescent and irreverent, with a genuine gift of the gab.
She apologizes profusely, curls up across from me, and begins to, as she calls it, gab.
"to reproach," c.1200, via Scottish and northern England dialect, from a Scandinavian source, e.g. Old Norse gabba "to mock," or from Old French gabber "mock, boast," both perhaps ultimately imitative. Related: Gabbed; gabbing. Meaning "to talk much" is from 1786, probably a back-formation from gabble.
early 14c., "mockery," from Old French gab, from gaber (see gab (v.)); meaning "idle talk" is from 1737. Gift of the gab "talent for speaking" is from 1680s.