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n. Slang
1. An informal gathering or session for the exchange of news, opinions, and gossip.
2. A long, lively conversation or discussion.


1. prolonged gossiping or conversation
2. an informal gathering for conversation
[C19: from gab1 + fest]



n. Informal.
1. a gathering at which there is a great deal of conversation.
2. a long conversation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gabfest - light informal conversation for social occasionsgabfest - light informal conversation for social occasions
chat, confab, confabulation, schmoose, schmooze - an informal conversation
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Even though we have more than 200 speakers (the most ever) confirmed for our fifth-annual politics-and-policy gabfest on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, choose your preferred cliche: the best is yet to come, you ain't seen nothing yet, etc.
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who chaired a Senate gabfest on the subject, semi-coherently expressed his sense of urgency: "The increase in media conglomerates has resulted in an increase in agenda-driven reporting and over time, if those of us who value a diversity of opinion and ideas, and are unafraid to be confronted with pointed commentary and analysis, do not act, it is a situation which will only get worse.
We've often walked to the stadium to join friends for a game and a gabfest.
Mr Wood-Smith goes further than those who point to Ben Bernanke's upbeat messages from the central bankers' annual gabfest at Jackson Hole and the better than expected improvement in the US housing market.
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We shared impressions, reactions and guesses about succession in a 10-minute gabfest that was emblematic of hundreds of others going on that afternoon in Denver.
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