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gabfest

[gab-fest]
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noun Informal.
  1. a gathering at which there is a great deal of conversation.
  2. a long conversation.
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Origin of gabfest

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900; gab1 + fest
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British Dictionary definitions for gabfests

gabfest

noun informal, mainly US and Canadian
  1. prolonged gossiping or conversation
  2. an informal gathering for conversation
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Word Origin

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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