Definition of gabber in English:


Line breaks: gab¦ber
Pronunciation: /ˈɡabə


[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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