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gabby

[gab-ee] /ˈgæb i/
adjective, gabbier, gabbiest.
1.
talkative; garrulous.
Origin of gabby
1710-1720
1710-20; gab1 + -y1
Related forms
gabbiness, noun

Gabby

[gab-ee] /ˈgæb i/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Gabriel.
2.
a female given name, form of Gabriella.
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  • And gabby Pete bent low on his horse as a bullet whistled overhead.

  • "Goneril says it doesn't do us any good to go to church when we don't want to," said gabby.

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  • For gabby's heartlessness would be a cruel medium through which to communicate the news.

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  • Then gabby retired into the hominy and there was a silence if not a peace.

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  • In the big fireplace they found a wood fire laid by the thoughtful gabby Pete, ready to be touched off in the morning.

British Dictionary definitions for gabby

gabby

/ˈɡæbɪ/
adjective -bier, -biest
1.
(informal) inclined to chatter; talkative
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Word Origin and History for gabby
adj.

"garrulous, talkative," 1710, originally Scottish, from gab (n.) + -y (2). Related: Gabbiness.

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Slang definitions & phrases for gabby

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'']

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