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.
The Gift of gab, the only original member of Blackalicious present, is twice as big as Big Boi but only half as well known.
That humid night, I realized I had forgotten how much I loved and missed performers like Gift of gab, the Fat Boys, and Raekwon.
Of course he should have the gift of the gab, and that Plantagenet hasn't got.
Time after time I've missed scoring a point because the other man has had the gift of the gab and I haven't.
Now's yer chance to put yer gift of gab to a respectable use.
Yes, gab flapped in at the shop this afternoon to caw over it.
Give me sound common sense, with just enough of the gab in a man to enable him to say what he's got to say!
"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.