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Part of speech: verb

Origin: Late Middle English, 18th century


Talk at length, typically about trivial matters.

Examples of Gab in a sentence

"Come over for a cup of coffee and let's gab."

"If my mom starts to gab in the grocery store, we'll never make it home."

About Gab

This short and sweet word basically means to chit-chat. You might gab with your friends about everything, or nothing at all. It's just a casual chat.

Did you Know?

The original Late Middle English word "gab," meant to mock or tell lies. Pleasantly, the meaning has shifted to account for a casual sort of chat. You're not telling lies, you're just passing the time with a bit of gabbing.

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