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gaby

[gey-bee] /ˈgeɪ bi/
noun, plural gabies. British Dialect.
1.
a fool.
Origin of gaby
1790-1800
First recorded in 1790-1800; origin uncertain

Gaby

[gab-ee] /ˈgæb i/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of Gabriella.
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  • But in spite of all this he could stand like a gaby and let folks make a laughing-stock of him?

  • You wouldn't want to marry us if we weren't, would you, gaby?

  • gaby Dupuy was wishing that the summer were over; she was a model.

    To Tell You the Truth Leonard Merrick
  • gaby's qualities had never placed her among the stars of her profession.

    To Tell You the Truth Leonard Merrick
  • There were champions also of "gaby," a long nosed creature which outranged all the rest.

    The A.E.F. Heywood Broun
  • As for gaby, the fleeting expression of her face was not so hard to understand.

    The Brightener C. N. Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for gaby

gaby

/ˈɡeɪbɪ/
noun (pl) -bies
1.
(archaic or dialect) a simpleton
Word Origin
C18: of unknown origin
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