gaby

[ gey-bee ]
/ ˈgeɪ bi /

noun, plural ga·bies.British Dialect.

a fool.

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Origin of gaby

First recorded in 1790–1800; origin uncertain

Definition for gaby (2 of 2)

Gaby
[ gab-ee ]
/ ˈgæb i /

noun

a female given name, form of Gabriella.
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Example sentences from the Web for gaby

  • "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 gaby

gaby
/ (ˈɡeɪbɪ) /

noun plural -bies

archaic, or dialect a simpleton

Word Origin for gaby

C18: of unknown origin
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