noun, plural ga·bies. British Dialect.

a fool.

Origin of gaby

First recorded in 1790–1800; origin uncertain




a female given name, form of Gabriella. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of gaby

  • Additionally, Gaby Hoffmann showed off a natural below the belt look during her multi-episode arc on the super trendy Girls.

  • One clerk in Beverly Hills, Gaby Flores, said the store has been getting a lot of calls for the supplement.

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  • Carlos (Ricardo Antonio Chavira) and Gaby (Eva Longoria Parker) keep secrets from one another.

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    Jace Lacob

    September 19, 2010

  • Gaby Dalkin takes out her high-end olive oil and blends it with balsamic vinegar to pour over caprese salad.

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Historical Examples of gaby

British Dictionary definitions for gaby


noun plural -bies

archaic, or dialect a simpleton

Word Origin for gaby

C18: of unknown origin
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