- the ability to speak fluently or glibly
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Origin of Gab
From Middle English gabben, from Old English gabban (“to scoff, mock, delude, jest”) and Old Norse gabba (“to mock, make sport of”); both from Proto-Germanic *gabbaną (“to mock, jest”), from Proto-Indo-European *ghabh- (“to be split, be forked, gape”). Cognate with Scots gab (“to mock, prate”), North Frisian gabben (“to jest, sport”), Middle Dutch gabben (“to mock”), Middle Low German gabben (“to jest, have fun”).
Middle English gabben to scoff, speak foolishly from Old Norse gabba to scoff
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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