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gab

 (găb) Slang
intr.v. gabbed, gab·bing, gabs
To talk idly or incessantly, as about trivial matters.
n.
Idle talk; chatter.

[Middle English gabben, to scoff, speak foolishly, from Old Norse gabba, to scoff, perhaps of imitative origin or akin to gapa, to gape.]

gab′ber n.

gab

(ɡæb)
vb, gabs, gabbing or gabbed
(intr) to talk excessively or idly, esp about trivial matters; gossip; chatter
n
1. idle or trivial talk
2. gift of the gab ability to speak effortlessly, glibly, or persuasively
[C18: variant of Northern dialect gob mouth, probably from Irish Gaelic gob beak, mouth]
ˈgabber n

gab

(ɡæb)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) a hook or open notch in a rod or lever that drops over the spindle of a valve to form a temporary connection for operating the valve
2. (Tools) a pointed tool used in masonry
[C18: probably from Flemish gabbe notch, gash]

GAB

abbreviation for
(Automotive Engineering) Gabon (international car registration)

gab

(gæb)

v. gabbed, gab•bing,
n. Informal. v.i.
1. to talk or chat idly.
n.
2. idle talk; chatter.
[1780–90; compare gabble]
gab′ber, n.

gab

- In mechanics, a hook or a notch in a rod or lever that then engages with a pin or needle.
See also related terms for needle.

gab


Past participle: gabbed
Gerund: gabbing

Imperative
gab
gab
Present
I gab
you gab
he/she/it gabs
we gab
you gab
they gab
Preterite
I gabbed
you gabbed
he/she/it gabbed
we gabbed
you gabbed
they gabbed
Present Continuous
I am gabbing
you are gabbing
he/she/it is gabbing
we are gabbing
you are gabbing
they are gabbing
Present Perfect
I have gabbed
you have gabbed
he/she/it has gabbed
we have gabbed
you have gabbed
they have gabbed
Past Continuous
I was gabbing
you were gabbing
he/she/it was gabbing
we were gabbing
you were gabbing
they were gabbing
Past Perfect
I had gabbed
you had gabbed
he/she/it had gabbed
we had gabbed
you had gabbed
they had gabbed
Future
I will gab
you will gab
he/she/it will gab
we will gab
you will gab
they will gab
Future Perfect
I will have gabbed
you will have gabbed
he/she/it will have gabbed
we will have gabbed
you will have gabbed
they will have gabbed
Future Continuous
I will be gabbing
you will be gabbing
he/she/it will be gabbing
we will be gabbing
you will be gabbing
they will be gabbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gabbing
you have been gabbing
he/she/it has been gabbing
we have been gabbing
you have been gabbing
they have been gabbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gabbing
you will have been gabbing
he/she/it will have been gabbing
we will have been gabbing
you will have been gabbing
they will have been gabbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gabbing
you had been gabbing
he/she/it had been gabbing
we had been gabbing
you had been gabbing
they had been gabbing
Conditional
I would gab
you would gab
he/she/it would gab
we would gab
you would gab
they would gab
Past Conditional
I would have gabbed
you would have gabbed
he/she/it would have gabbed
we would have gabbed
you would have gabbed
they would have gabbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gab - light informal conversation for social occasionsgab - light informal conversation for social occasions
chat, confab, confabulation, schmoose, schmooze - an informal conversation
Verb1.gab - talk profusely; "she was yakking away about her grandchildren"
communicate, intercommunicate - transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"

gab

noun
the gift of the gab eloquence, fluency, expressiveness, way with words, persuasiveness, forcefulness They are naturally good salesmen with the gift of the gab.

gab

verb
Slang. To talk volubly, persistently, and usually inconsequentially:
Informal: go on, spiel.
Slang: gas, jaw, yak.
noun
Slang. Incessant and usually inconsequential talk:
Slang: gas, yak.
Translations

gab

[gæb]
A. N to have the gift of the gabtener mucha labia, tener un pico de oro
B. VI (= chatter) → parlotear, cotorrear

gab

[ˈgæb] n
to have the gift of the gab → avoir la langue bien pendue

gab

(inf)
nGequassel nt (inf), → Geschwätz nt; to have a gab(zusammen) quatschen (inf); to have a gab about somethingetw bequatschen (inf); to have the gift of the gab (= talk a lot)wie ein Wasserfall reden (inf); (= be persuasive)reden können, nicht auf den Mund gefallen sein
viquatschen (inf), → quasseln (inf)

gab

[gæb] n (fam) to have the gift of the gabavere parlantina
References in classic literature ?
Time after time I've missed scoring a point because the other man has had the gift of the gab and I haven't.
GIFT OF THE GAB Limond's delivery was of dramatic comedy
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Rumour has it Olivier, also 46, didn't have the gift of the Gab and a brawl broke out.
But when word gets out to the animals that Griffin will soon be leaving, they realize the only way to keep him around is to reveal they have the gift of the gab.
Because Jim does have the gift of the gab, he's just twisted it for his own sick purposes - and that is to avoid being brought back into the boardroom.
Kissing the stone is reckoned to give you the gift of the gab.
Some folk just don't have the gift of the gab, do they, as Gordon 'gift of the gaffe' Brown demonstrated yet again with his mean-spirited "she's just a sort of bigoted woman" dismissal of poor everybigot Gillian Duffy.
A YOUTH from a Warwickshire school with the gift of the gab has won a regional public speaking competition.