Gab



[gab] /gæb/ Informal.

verb (used without object), gabbed, gabbing.
1.
to talk or chat idly; chatter.
noun
2.
idle talk; chatter.
[gab] /gæb/
noun, Machinery.
1.
a hook or fork that engages temporarily with a moving rod or lever.
[gab] /gæb/
noun, Scot. Slang.
1.
3 .
/ɡæb/
verb gabs, gabbing, gabbed
1.
(intransitive) to talk excessively or idly, esp about trivial matters; gossip; chatter
noun
2.
idle or trivial talk
3.
gift of the gab, ability to speak effortlessly, glibly, or persuasively
/ɡæb/
noun
1.
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
2.
a pointed tool used in masonry
abbreviation
1.
Gabon (international car registration)
v.

“to reproach,” c.1200, via Scottish and northern England dialect, from a Scandinavian source, e.g. Old Norse gabba “to mock,” or from Old French gabber “mock, boast,” both perhaps ultimately imitative. Related: Gabbed; gabbing. Meaning “to talk much” is from 1786, probably a back-formation from gabble.
n.

early 14c., “mockery,” from Old French gab, from gaber (see gab (v.)); meaning “idle talk” is from 1737. Gift of the gab “talent for speaking” is from 1680s.

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three-time loser
see: gift of gab

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