gabby

[gab-ee]
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Origin of gabby

First recorded in 1710–20; gab1 + -y1
Related formsgab·bi·ness, noun

Gabby

[gab-ee]
noun
  1. a male given name, form of Gabriel.
  2. a female given name, form of Gabriella.
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  • "Miss Rothermel is unselfish," said the mother, releasing Gabby from a final embrace.

    Missy

    Miriam Coles Harris

  • Then Gabby retired into the hominy and there was a silence if not a peace.

    Missy

    Miriam Coles Harris

  • When she was gone, I wouldn't have been in Gabby's place for a good deal.

    Missy

    Miriam Coles Harris

  • She couldn't go into the nursery, where Gabby would probably be sent for punishment.

    Missy

    Miriam Coles Harris

  • Gabby was always in parenthesis, but she was not quite forgotten.

    Missy

    Miriam Coles Harris


British Dictionary definitions for gabby

gabby

adjective -bier or -biest
  1. informal inclined to chatter; talkative
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Word Origin and History for gabby
adj.

"garrulous, talkative," 1710, originally Scottish, from gab (n.) + -y (2). Related: Gabbiness.

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