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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.
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1. prolonged gossiping or conversation
2. an informal gathering for conversation
[C19: from gab1 + fest]
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n. Informal.
1. a gathering at which there is a great deal of conversation.
2. a long conversation.
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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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