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con·fab

 (kŏn′făb′) Informal
n.
A casual talk; confabulation.
intr.v. (kən-făb′, kŏn′făb′) con·fabbed, con·fab·bing, con·fabs
To talk casually.

confab

(ˈkɒnfæb)
n
a conversation or chat
vb, -fabs, -fabbing or -fabbed
(intr) to converse

con•fab

(n. ˈkɒn fæb; v. kənˈfæb, ˈkɒn fæb)

n., v. -fabbed, -fab•bing. Informal. n.
1. a confabulation.
v.i.
2. to confabulate
[1695]

confab


Past participle: confabbed
Gerund: confabbing

Imperative
confab
confab
Present
I confab
you confab
he/she/it confabs
we confab
you confab
they confab
Preterite
I confabbed
you confabbed
he/she/it confabbed
we confabbed
you confabbed
they confabbed
Present Continuous
I am confabbing
you are confabbing
he/she/it is confabbing
we are confabbing
you are confabbing
they are confabbing
Present Perfect
I have confabbed
you have confabbed
he/she/it has confabbed
we have confabbed
you have confabbed
they have confabbed
Past Continuous
I was confabbing
you were confabbing
he/she/it was confabbing
we were confabbing
you were confabbing
they were confabbing
Past Perfect
I had confabbed
you had confabbed
he/she/it had confabbed
we had confabbed
you had confabbed
they had confabbed
Future
I will confab
you will confab
he/she/it will confab
we will confab
you will confab
they will confab
Future Perfect
I will have confabbed
you will have confabbed
he/she/it will have confabbed
we will have confabbed
you will have confabbed
they will have confabbed
Future Continuous
I will be confabbing
you will be confabbing
he/she/it will be confabbing
we will be confabbing
you will be confabbing
they will be confabbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been confabbing
you have been confabbing
he/she/it has been confabbing
we have been confabbing
you have been confabbing
they have been confabbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been confabbing
you will have been confabbing
he/she/it will have been confabbing
we will have been confabbing
you will have been confabbing
they will have been confabbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been confabbing
you had been confabbing
he/she/it had been confabbing
we had been confabbing
you had been confabbing
they had been confabbing
Conditional
I would confab
you would confab
he/she/it would confab
we would confab
you would confab
they would confab
Past Conditional
I would have confabbed
you would have confabbed
he/she/it would have confabbed
we would have confabbed
you would have confabbed
they would have confabbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.confab - an informal conversationconfab - an informal conversation    
conversation - the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.
Verb1.confab - talk socially without exchanging too much informationconfab - talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"
converse, discourse - carry on a conversation
jawbone, schmoose, schmooze, shmoose, shmooze - talk idly or casually and in a friendly way
2.confab - have a conference in order to talk something over; "We conferred about a plan of action"
hash out, talk over, discuss - speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion; "We discussed our household budget"
collogue - confer secretly

confab

noun
Informal. Spoken exchange:
Slang: jaw.
verb
Informal. To engage in spoken exchange:
Informal: visit.
Translations

confab

n (inf)kleine Besprechung; we’d better have a quick confabwir bekakeln das am besten mal schnell (inf)

confab

[ˈkɒnfæb] n (fam) to have a confabfare una chiacchieratina
References in classic literature ?
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