verb (used without object), con·fab·u·lat·ed, con·fab·u·lat·ing.
- conestoga wagon,
- coney island,
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.
Word Origin 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.