gabfest

[ gab-fest ]
/ ˈgæbˌfɛst /

noun Informal.

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

Nearby words

  1. gabe,
  2. gabelle,
  3. gaberdine,
  4. gaberlunzie,
  5. gaberones,
  6. gabion,
  7. gabionade,
  8. gable,
  9. gable end,
  10. gable roof

Origin of gabfest

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900; gab1 + fest

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British Dictionary definitions for gabfests

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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Word Origin and History for gabfests

gabfest

n.

"session of conversation," 1895, American English colloquial, from gab + -fest.

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