verb (used without object), gabbed, gab·bing.
Origin of gab1
Origin of gab2
noun Scot. Slang.
Examples from the Web for gab
In our interview, Moreno is effervescent and irreverent, with a genuine gift of the gab.Rita Moreno, SAG Life Achievement Award Winner, Talks Brando, Elvis And West Side Story|Sandra McElwaine|January 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She apologizes profusely, curls up across from me, and begins to, as she calls it, gab.'Daily Show' Creator Lizz Winstead Is the Queen of Calling Bullshit|Caitlin Dickson|December 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But the millennium saw the last of the truly fat rappers: Gift of Gab, J-Live, Bone Crusher, and Fatman Scoop.
The Gift of Gab, the only original member of Blackalicious present, is twice as big as Big Boi but only half as well known.
That humid night, I realized I had forgotten how much I loved and missed performers like Gift of Gab, the Fat Boys, and Raekwon.
Keep your gab steeket (mouth shut) when ye 45 kenna (know not) your company.
I wish we knew of someone who really had the gift of the gab, someone who could get them started.Center Rush Rowland|Ralph Henry Barbour
I'm still the captain, if ye please, and I ken as much about the clerk here as will keep his gab shut on any trifle we hae dune.The Shoes of Fortune|Neil Munro
Y'r French gab may be foul wi' oaths for all I ken; but ye'll no come into my hoose!Lords of the North|A. C. Laut
He hat lions in cage—and him gab peoples zu de lions—dey roarsh—oh, mucho, mucho!
verb gabs, gabbing or gabbed
Word Origin for gab
Word Origin for gab
"to reproach," c.1200, via Scottish and northern England dialect, from a Scandinavian source, e.g. Old Norse gabba "to mock," or from Old French gabber "mock, boast," both perhaps ultimately imitative. Related: Gabbed; gabbing. Meaning "to talk much" is from 1786, probably a back-formation from gabble.
early 14c., "mockery," from Old French gab, from gaber (see gab (v.)); meaning "idle talk" is from 1737. Gift of the gab "talent for speaking" is from 1680s.
see gift of gab.