gab

1
[ gab ]
/ gæb /
Informal.

verb (used without object), gabbed, gab·bing.

to talk or chat idly; chatter.

noun

idle talk; chatter.

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Origin of gab

1
1780–90; apparently expressive variant of gob4; cf. gabble

SYNONYMS FOR gab

Related forms

gab·ber, noun

Definition for gabs (2 of 3)

gab

2
[ gab ]
/ gæb /

noun Machinery.

a hook or fork that engages temporarily with a moving rod or lever.

Origin of gab

2
probably < Dutch dialect gabbe notch, gash

Definition for gabs (3 of 3)

gab

3
[ gab ]
/ gæb /

noun Scot. Slang.

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British Dictionary definitions for gabs (1 of 3)

gab

1
/ (ɡæb) informal /

verb gabs, gabbing or gabbed

(intr) to talk excessively or idly, esp about trivial matters; gossip; chatter

noun

idle or trivial talk
gift of the gab ability to speak effortlessly, glibly, or persuasively

Derived Forms

gabber, noun

Word Origin for gab

C18: variant of Northern dialect gob mouth, probably from Irish Gaelic gob beak, mouth

British Dictionary definitions for gabs (2 of 3)

gab

2
/ (ɡæb) /

noun

a hook or open notch in a rod or lever that drops over the spindle of a valve to form a temporary connection for operating the valve
a pointed tool used in masonry

Word Origin for gab

C18: probably from Flemish gabbe notch, gash

British Dictionary definitions for gabs (3 of 3)

GAB


abbreviation for

Gabon (international car registration)
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Idioms and Phrases with gabs

gab


see gift of gab.

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