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[gab] /gæb/
verb (used without object), gabbed, gabbing.
1.
to talk or chat idly; chatter.
noun
2.
idle talk; chatter.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; apparently expressive variant of gob4; cf. gabble
Related forms
gabber, noun
Synonyms
1. chitchat, gossip, visit; yak, rap, schmooze.
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British Dictionary definitions for gabber

gab1

/ɡæb/
verb gabs, gabbing, gabbed
1.
(intransitive) to talk excessively or idly, esp about trivial matters; gossip; chatter
noun
2.
idle or trivial talk
3.
gift of the gab, ability to speak effortlessly, glibly, or persuasively
Derived Forms
gabber, noun
Word Origin
C18: variant of Northern dialect gob mouth, probably from Irish Gaelic gob beak, mouth

gab2

/ɡæb/
noun
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
Word Origin
C18: probably from Flemish gabbe notch, gash

GAB

abbreviation
1.
Gabon (international car registration)
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Word Origin and History for gabber
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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Slang definitions & phrases for gabber

gabber

noun

A talkative person; gasbag, motor-mouth (1793+)


gab

verb

Talk, esp of a long, prattling sort

[1786+; fr Scots or Northern English dialect; perhaps related to the Old French gab, ''mockery, boasting'']


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