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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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Most of my best gabfests with my father and brother have been during walks.
Even John Ashbery's post-modern gabfests, in which tone, pronoun and perspective shift too fast to construe, play on his readers' sense-making habits, giving us snippets of language that are just recognizable enough to suggest a sense we know can't possibly be there.
The meetings, which bring together ministers and delegations from ASEAN and partners such the United States, China and Japan, are generally known as friendly gabfests in which the sides all congratulate each other on cooperation.
I mean, you would arrive for your Sunday morning gabfests that would include anywhere from three to 10 other keeners and he would be onto something and he wouldn't stop.
During the president's nonstop gabfests before, during, and after the State of the Union speech, he kept repeating the fiction that the medical industry's "special interests" were significantly to blame for scotching his health care legislation.