gab-bed

gab

1 [gab] Informal.
verb (used without object), gabbed, gabbing.
1.
to talk or chat idly; chatter.
noun
2.
idle talk; chatter.

Origin:
1780–90; apparently expressive variant of gob4; cf. gabble

gabber, noun


1. chitchat, gossip, visit; yak, rap, schmooze.
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gab1 (ɡæb)
 
vb , gabs, gabbing, gabbed
1.  (intr) to talk excessively or idly, esp about trivial matters; gossip; chatter
 
n
2.  idle or trivial talk
3.  gift of the gab ability to speak effortlessly, glibly, or persuasively
 
[C18: variant of Northern dialect gob mouth, probably from Irish Gaelic gob beak, mouth]
 
'gabber1
 
n

gab2 (ɡæb)
 
n
1.  a hook or open notch in a rod or lever that drops over the spindle of a valve to form a temporary connection for operating the valve
2.  a pointed tool used in masonry
 
[C18: probably from Flemish gabbe notch, gash]

GAB
 
abbreviation for
Gabon (international car registration)

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gab
c.1200, via Scottish and northern England dialect, from O.N. gabba "to mock," or O.Fr. gabber "mock, boast," both probably ultimately imitative. Gabby first attested 1719; gabfest "session of conversation" is 1897 Amer.Eng. slang. Gift of the gab "talent for speaking" is from 1680s.
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