confab

[noun kon-fab; verb kuh n-fab, kon-fab]Informal.

noun

a confabulation.

verb (used without object), con·fabbed, con·fab·bing.

to confabulate: They spent the morning confabbing over coffee in my office.

Nearby words

  1. conestoga,
  2. conestoga wagon,
  3. coney,
  4. coney island,
  5. conf.,
  6. confabulate,
  7. confabulation,
  8. confarreation,
  9. confect,
  10. confection

Origin of confab

First recorded in 1695–1705; by shortening

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British Dictionary definitions for confab

confab

noun

a conversation or chat

verb -fabs, -fabbing or -fabbed

(intr) to converse
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Word Origin and History for confab

confab

n.

1701, colloquial shortening of confabulation.

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