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Syllabification: gab·by
Pronunciation: /ˈɡabē

Definition of gabby in English:

adjective (gabbier, gabbiest)

Excessively or annoyingly talkative.
Example sentences
  • Some readers may feel patronised, too: the novel's sprawl and large cast of gabby narrators mean that we're nudged over and over with key points of plot, history or polemic, in case we missed them the first time.
  • My interest in Manchester's bands and their gabby, glib boss was minimal, but this is a gleefully rambunctious trip to a manky heart of darkness, with guns, deaths and prodigious amounts of drugs.
  • At a recent London show, armed with no more than a backwoods beard, an acoustic guitar and an amazing voice, he silenced a room full of gabby, gossipy music-biz types, which is no mean feat.

Words that rhyme with gabby

abbey, cabby, crabby, flabby, grabby, Rabbie, scabby, shabby, tabby, yabby

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