Definition of "gab" [gab]

  • To talk idly or incessantly, as about trivial matters. (verb-intransitive)
  • Idle talk; chatter. (noun)
  • To talk excessively or idly, esp about trivial matters; gossip; chatter (verb)

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  • Idle or trivial talk (noun)

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Use "gab" in a sentence
  • "The notion that our leaders might have the brains and skill to maturely resolve conflicts with the gift of gab is astounding and long overdue."
  • "The natives in the vicinity of Perth generally use the word gab-by, or kuyp-e, for water, but those inhabiting a district only twelve or fourteen miles distant from Perth adopt the word kow-win; the word used by the natives in the vicinity of Adelaide in South Australia for water is kauw-ee."
  • "For your gift of the gab is a caution -- are splendid;"