verb (used without object), con·fab·u·lat·ed, con·fab·u·lat·ing.
Origin of confabulate
Examples from the Web for confabulate
An' whut dem six ghostes do but stand round an' confabulate?Humorous Ghost Stories|Dorothy Scarborough
Birds of a feather not only flock together, but, as every ornithologist knows full well, can confabulate.Country Rambles, and Manchester Walks and Wild Flowers|Leo H. Grindon
She does not break the thread of a conversation by irrelevant questions or confabulate in an undertone with the servants.Worldly Ways and Byways|Eliot Gregory
In this manner, said my master, did the parson and I confabulate; and I set him down at his lodgings in the village.Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded|Samuel Richardson
Eden is not yet returned from Woodstock; I will confabulate with him.
British Dictionary definitions for confabulate
Word Origin for confabulate
Word Origin and History for confabulate
1610s, from confabulatus, past participle of Latin confabulari "to converse together," from com- "together" (see com-) + fabulari "to talk, chat," from fabula "a tale" (see fable). Psychiatric sense is from 1924.