[ gab-fest ]
/ ˈgæbˌfɛst /

noun Informal.

a gathering at which there is a great deal of conversation.
a long conversation.

Origin of gabfest

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900; gab1 + fest Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gabfest

  • You see, Id been standing at the door trying to get the hang of the gabfest between you and him.

  • You don't feel like asking for what is called a gabfest when the other fellow is figuring out problems in navigation.

    With the Battle Fleet|Franklin Matthews
  • Pink teas, receptions and society functions are great rookeries for these Verbomania birds to gather and indulge in their gabfest.

    Evening Round Up|William Crosbie Hunter
  • They were both disappointed that the old heads did not want to go into a gabfest.

British Dictionary definitions for gabfest

/ (ˈɡæbfɛst) /

noun informal, mainly US and Canadian

prolonged gossiping or conversation
an informal gathering for conversation

Word Origin for gabfest

C19: from gab 1 + fest
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