[gab] /gæb/ Informal.
verb (used without object), gabbed, gabbing.
to talk or chat idly; chatter.
idle talk; chatter.
verb gabs, gabbing, gabbed
(intransitive) to talk excessively or idly, esp about trivial matters; gossip; chatter
idle or trivial talk
gift of the gab, ability to speak effortlessly, glibly, or persuasively
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
Gabon (international car registration)
“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.
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.
A member of a gang; gangbanger, gangsta: In a world of so much hate, another white ”G” (1990s+ Street gangs)
see: gift of gab
[gab-uh l] /ˈgæb əl/ verb (used without object), gabbled, gabbling. 1. to speak or converse rapidly and unintelligibly; jabber. 2. (of hens, geese, etc.) to cackle. verb (used with object), gabbled, gabbling. 3. to utter rapidly and unintelligibly. noun 4. rapid, unintelligible talk. 5. any quick succession of meaningless sounds. /ˈɡæbəl/ verb 1. to utter […]
[gab-roh] /ˈgæb roʊ/ noun, plural gabbros. Petrology. 1. a dark granular igneous rock composed essentially of labradorite and augite. /ˈɡæbrəʊ/ noun (pl) -bros 1. a dark coarse-grained basic plutonic igneous rock consisting of plagioclase feldspar, pyroxene, and often olivine n. type of igneous rock, 1837, from Italian (Tuscan) gabbro, from Latin glaber “bare, smooth, bald” […]
[gab-ee] /ˈgæb i/ adjective, gabbier, gabbiest. 1. talkative; garrulous. [gab-ee] /ˈgæb i/ noun 1. a male given name, form of . 2. a female given name, form of . /ˈɡæbɪ/ adjective -bier, -biest 1. (informal) inclined to chatter; talkative adj. “garrulous, talkative,” 1710, originally Scottish, from gab (n.) + -y (2). Related: Gabbiness. verb Talk, […]
[gab-ee] /ˈgæb i/ noun 1. a male given name, form of . 2. a female given name, form of . /ˈɡæbɪ/ adjective -bier, -biest 1. (informal) inclined to chatter; talkative adj. “garrulous, talkative,” 1710, originally Scottish, from gab (n.) + -y (2). Related: Gabbiness. verb Talk, esp of a long, prattling sort [1786+; fr Scots […]