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gabber Line breaks: gab¦ber
Pronunciation: /ˈɡabə/

Definition of gabber in English:


[no object]
Talk in a rapid, excited way: well, that’s enough of me gabbering about myself
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  • Grace spotted Ardal sitting with a group of fellow pirates, heads close while they gabbered away in low tones.
  • I can't tell you how silly you look, standing there in the market, gabbering to someone unknown on your phone.
  • Yet at this new building, everyone happily gabbers away in the elevator, especially at night.


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1A person who talks a great deal: barristers earn their exorbitant fees by being gifted gabbers
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  • Even those who weren't particularly fond of Linklater's dreamers and gabbers still had something themselves to say.
  • You're probably one of those irritating gabbers I've ignored.
  • Will the gabbers continue maintaining their radio silence?
1.1 [mass noun] Rapid, excited speech: pointless gabber about the state of the industry
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  • I have an amazing brother who will listen to my mindless gabber and rants for hours without trying to stop me.
  • She was just trying to tune out her sister's endless gabber.
  • 'Trust our luck,' Stuart said over the loud gabber of the new arrivals and their clattering plates and trays.


Early 18th century: from gab + -er3.

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