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confab

[n. kon-fab; v. kuh n-fab, kon-fab] /n. ˈkɒn fæb; v. kənˈfæb, ˈkɒn fæb/ Informal.
noun
1.
a confabulation.
verb (used without object), confabbed, confabbing.
2.
to confabulate:
They spent the morning confabbing over coffee in my office.
Origin of confab
1695-1705
1695-1705; by shortening
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  • While the confab was going on, the dogs were having their own fun.

    Among the Esquimaux Edward S. Ellis
  • At 11 o'clock Birdwood and Byng came over for a confab on the last upset.

  • Perhaps Id better give em a talk, Bob, said Mr. Masterson, at the close of their confab.

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis
  • "Now for a confab," said Lewis, as his companions gathered about him.

    The Riflemen of the Miami Edward S. Ellis
  • The second grammar class had been relieved from a recitation by this confab, and somehow Perry had a subduing influence.

British Dictionary definitions for confab

confab

/ˈkɒnfæb/
noun
1.
a conversation or chat
verb -fabs, -fabbing, -fabbed
2.
(intransitive) to converse
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Word Origin and History for confab
n.

1701, colloquial shortening of confabulation.

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Slang definitions & phrases for confab

confab

noun

A talk; discussion (1701+)

verb

: Let's confab a bit about that idea (1740+)

[fr confabulation]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Related Abbreviations for confab

confab

confabulation
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