Definition of gab in English:

gab

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Pronunciation: /ɡab
 
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informal

verb (gabs, gabbing, gabbed)

[no object]
Talk at length: Celeste was gabbing about the country before the war
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  • Half my workteam is gabbing about this already.
  • Ross gabs regularly with a Georgian, his former Rangers team-mate Shota Arveladze, currently bagging goals for fun in Holland.
  • So Dee asked me if I'd go and tell them to join the rest of us - we'd been in the about 5 mins, got our drinks and gone to join The Lovely Couple and friend, but idiot and Evil Bint were gabbing away at the bar.

noun

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Talk; chatter: fans should prefer her smooth delivery to the gab prevalent around the league
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  • As the clock-hands sweep into the witching hour, on October 30, a new season of gab and glitter will open at the Varscona Theatre.
  • Montgomery's been in some superb bands and put out some solid solo records in the US, and I once had a nice long backyard gab with him about music over a keg.
  • The talk and news shows are equally diverse, with channels devoted to both liberal and conservative gab, the audio from cable TV news networks and a National Public Radio feed.

Origin

early 18th century: variant of gob3.

Phrases

the gift of the gab

(North American gift of gab)
The ability to speak with eloquence and fluency: my friend had the gift of the gab and gradually defused the situation
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  • Nicole has the gift of the gab and the ability to fire out a quick response without thinking too much about it.
  • I note some tut-tutting over the methods employed by frontline reporters armed with only the gift of the gab, trying to convince Brown to speak to them.
  • The medallion imparts the gift of gab and is powered by solar energy.
Synonyms
eloquence, fluency, clarity of speech, expressiveness, articulateness, articulacy, good command of the language; persuasiveness
informal a way with words, blarney

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