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Definition of GAB

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Gab \Gab\, v. i. [OE. gabben to jest, lie, mock, deceive, fr. Icel. gabba to mock, or OF. gaber. See 2d {Gab}, and cf. {Gabble}.]
     1. To deceive; to lie. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     2. To talk idly; to prate; to chatter. --Holinshed. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Gab \Gab\ (g[a^]b), n. [Cf. {Gaff}.] (Steam Engine) The hook on the end of an eccentric rod opposite the strap. See. Illust. of {Eccentric}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Gab \Gab\, n. [OE. gabbe gabble, mocking, fr. Icel. gabb mocking, mockery, or OF. gab, gabe; perh. akin to E. gape, or gob. Cf. {Gab}, v. i., {Gibber}.] The mouth; hence, idle prate; chatter; unmeaning talk; loquaciousness. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

     {Gift of gab}, facility of expression. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

121 Moby Thesaurus words for "gab":
     accents, babble, babblement, balderdash, balls, bavardage, bazoo, bibble-babble, blab, blabber, blah-blah, blarney, blather, blether, blethers, bull, bullshit, bunk, bunkum, cackle, caquet, caqueterie, chaps, chat, chatter, chitter-chatter, chops, clack, clatter, comment, conversation, converse, crap, declaim, discourse, dither, drivel, elocution, embouchure, eyewash, flummery, gabble, garbage, gas, gibber, gibble-gabble, go on, gob, gobbledygook, gossip, guff, gush, haver, hogwash, hot air, idle talk, jabber, jaw, jaws, jowls, kisser, language, lips, mandibles, maw, maxilla, mere talk, moonshine, mouth, mug, mumbo-jumbo, mush, muzzle, natter, nonsense, nonsense talk, oral cavity, oral communication, palaver, parole, patter, piffle, poppycock, pour forth, prate, prating, prattle, premaxilla, prittle-prattle, ramble on, rapping, rattle, rattle on, reel off, rot, rubbish, run on, shit, speak, speaking, speech, spout, spout off, stuff and nonsense, talk, talk away, talk nonsense, talk on, talkee-talkee, talking, tittle-tattle, trap, twaddle, twattle, waffle, wag the tongue, words, yak, yakkety-yak, yakking, yap


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