[gab-ee] /ˈgæb i/
a male given name, form of .
a female given name, form of .
adjective -bier, -biest
(informal) inclined to chatter; talkative
“garrulous, talkative,” 1710, originally Scottish, from gab (n.) + -y (2). Related: Gabbiness.
Talk, esp of a long, prattling sort
[1786+; fr Scots or Northern English dialect; perhaps related to the Old French gab, ”mockery, boasting”]
[geyb] /geɪb/ noun 1. a male given name, form of . masc. proper name, usually short for Gabriel.
[guh-bel] /gəˈbɛl/ noun 1. a tax; excise. 2. French History. a tax on salt, abolished in 1790. /ɡæˈbɛl/ noun 1. (French history) a salt tax levied until 1790
[gab-er-deen, gab-er-deen] /ˈgæb ərˌdin, ˌgæb ərˈdin/ noun 1. Also, gabardine. a long, loose coat or frock for men, worn in the Middle Ages, especially by Jews. 2. (def 1). /ˈɡæbəˌdiːn; ˌɡæbəˈdiːn/ noun 1. a variant spelling of gabardine n. “long, loose outer garment,” 1510s, from Spanish gabardina, from Middle French galverdine, which is perhaps from […]
/ˌɡæbəˈlʌnzɪ; -ˈluːnjɪ/ noun 1. (Scot, archaic or literary) a wandering beggar Also called gaberlunzie-man