verb (used without object), ca·balled, ca·bal·ling.
Origin of cabal
Examples from the Web for caballing
The President was helpless, and mistrustful of his officers, and the officers were caballing against the President.The Last Boer War|H. Rider Haggard
They learn drinking and rioting, gambling and licentiousness, caballing and debating.
No husband can or ought to endure the idea of his wife's caballing against him.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
The caballing for dissolution of the Union, why should that be treasonable?
He further observed that the consequence would be caballing and electioneering in the choice of Speaker.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
British Dictionary definitions for caballing (1 of 2)
verb -bals, -balling or -balled (intr)
Word Origin for cabal
British Dictionary definitions for caballing (2 of 2)
Word Origin for Cabal
Word Origin and History for caballing
1520s, "mystical interpretation of the Old Testament," later "society, small group meeting privately" (1660s), from French cabal, in both senses, from Medieval Latin cabbala (see cabbala). Popularized in English 1673 as an acronym for five intriguing ministers of Charles II (Clifford, Arlington, Buckingham, Ashley, and Lauderdale), which gave the word its sinister connotations.