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

British Dictionary definitions for gabfests


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



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

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