Gab definition

găb
To talk idly or incessantly, as about trivial matters.
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Idle talk; chatter.
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Idle talk; chatter.
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The mouth or gob.
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One of the open-forked ends of rods controlling reversing in early steam engines.
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(intransitive) To talk or chatter a lot, usually on trivial subjects.
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The ISO 3166-1 three-letter (alpha-3) code for Gabon.
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To talk much or idly; chatter; gabble.
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gift of (the) gab
  • the ability to speak fluently or glibly
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gab
Plural:
gabs

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of gab

  • Middle English gabben to scoff, speak foolishly from Old Norse gabba to scoff

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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”).

    From Wiktionary