[ gey-bee ]

noun,plural ga·bies.British Dialect.
  1. a fool.

Origin of gaby

First recorded in 1790–1800; origin uncertain

Other definitions for Gaby (2 of 2)

[ gab-ee ]

  1. a female given name, form of Gabriella. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use gaby in a sentence

  • I fear the Gobies and the Gabies are turning in their graves.

  • This graceful drapery recalls the chlamyde worn by the Diana of Gabies.

    The Human Race | Louis Figuier
  • Now stand out of the way you gaping gabies, and let me work.

    Hard Cash | Charles Reade
  • Eight years ago, when Verona had given a high-school party, the children had been featureless gabies.

    Babbitt | Sinclair Lewis
  • "Made in Ireland for English gabies" should be branded upon them.

    Ireland as It Is | Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

British Dictionary definitions for gaby


/ (ˈɡeɪbɪ) /

nounplural -bies
  1. archaic, or dialect a simpleton

Origin of gaby

C18: of unknown origin

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