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[gab-fest] /ˈgæbˌfɛst/
noun, Informal.
a gathering at which there is a great deal of conversation.
a long conversation.
Origin of gabfest
An Americanism dating back to 1895-1900; gab1 + fest Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for gabfest
Historical Examples
  • They were both disappointed that the old heads did not want to go into a gabfest.

  • Pink teas, receptions and society functions are great rookeries for these Verbomania birds to gather and indulge in their gabfest.

    Evening Round Up

    William Crosbie Hunter
  • You don't feel like asking for what is called a gabfest when the other fellow is figuring out problems in navigation.

    With the Battle Fleet Franklin Matthews
  • You see, Id been standing at the door trying to get the hang of the gabfest between you and him.

British Dictionary definitions for gabfest


noun (informal, mainly US & Canadian)
prolonged gossiping or conversation
an informal gathering for conversation
Word Origin
C19: from gab1 + fest
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for gabfest

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for gabfest



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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