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gabfest

[gab-fest] /ˈgæbˌfɛst/
noun, Informal.
1.
a gathering at which there is a great deal of conversation.
2.
a long conversation.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900, Americanism; gab1 + -fest
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British Dictionary definitions for gabfest

gabfest

/ˈɡæbfɛst/
noun (informal, mainly US & Canadian)
1.
prolonged gossiping or conversation
2.
an informal gathering for conversation
Word Origin
C19: from gab1 + fest
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Word Origin and History for gabfest
n.

"session of conversation," 1895, American English colloquial, from gab + -fest.

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Slang definitions & phrases for gabfest

gabfest

noun

A session of conversation; a loquacious occasion; chinfest (1897+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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