gabby

[ gab-ee ]
/ ˈgæb i /

adjective, gab·bi·er, gab·bi·est.

talkative; garrulous.

Nearby words

  1. gabardine,
  2. gabbai,
  3. gabble,
  4. gabbro,
  5. gabbroic,
  6. gabe,
  7. gabelle,
  8. gaberdine,
  9. gaberlunzie,
  10. gaberones

Origin of gabby

First recorded in 1710–20; gab1 + -y1

Related formsgab·bi·ness, noun

Gabby

[ gab-ee ]
/ ˈgæb i /

noun

a male given name, form of Gabriel.
a female given name, form of Gabriella.
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British Dictionary definitions for gabby

gabby

/ (ˈɡæbɪ) /

adjective -bier or -biest

informal inclined to chatter; talkative
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Word Origin and History for gabby

gabby

adj.

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

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