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gaby

[gey-bee]
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noun, plural ga·bies. British Dialect.
  1. a fool.
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Origin of gaby

First recorded in 1790–1800; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for gabies

Historical Examples

  • "Made in Ireland for English gabies" should be branded upon them.

    Ireland as It Is

    Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

  • I have been a play-actor and know how to stage a pair of gabies to the show.

    The Lady of Loyalty House

    Justin Huntly McCarthy

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

    The Human Race

    Louis Figuier

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


British Dictionary definitions for gabies

gaby

noun plural -bies
  1. archaic, or dialect a simpleton
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Word Origin

C18: of unknown origin
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