gab vb *chat, chatter, patter, prate, prattle, babble, gabble, jabber, gibber

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  • Gab — Gab, n. [OE. gabbe gabble, mocking, fr. Icel. gabb mocking, mockery, or OF. gab, gabe; perh. akin to E. gape, or gob. Cf. {Gab}, v. i., {Gibber}.] The mouth; hence, idle prate; chatter; unmeaning talk; loquaciousness. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gab — Gab, v. i. [OE. gabben to jest, lie, mock, deceive, fr. Icel. gabba to mock, or OF. gaber. See 2d {Gab}, and cf. {Gabble}.] 1. To deceive; to lie. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To talk idly; to prate; to chatter. Holinshed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gab — (g[a^]b), n. [Cf. {Gaff}.] (Steam Engine) The hook on the end of an eccentric rod opposite the strap. See. Illust. of {Eccentric}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • GAB — or similar can mean: * Georgia Association of Broadcasters * The Great American Bash, a National Wrestling Alliance and World Championship Wrestling event * WWE The Great American Bash, a World Wrestling Entertainment event * A gab is a type of… …   Wikipedia

  • GAB — steht für: eine Abkürzung für das Land Gabun den ITU Landeskenner im internationalen Kurzwellenrundfunk für Gabun eine LGBT Zeitschrift im Rhein Main Gebiet, siehe GAB (Zeitschrift) eine Abkürzung für das größte unterirdische Wasserreservoir der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gäb — Hans Wilhelm Gäb (* 31. März 1936 in Düsseldorf) ist ein ehemaliger deutscher Automobilmanager und Tischtennisnationalspieler. Nach dem Ende seiner aktiven Zeit blieb er dem Sport als Sportfunktionär weiter verbunden. Gäb gehört seit 1999 dem… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • gab — See: GIFT OF GAB or GIFT OF THE GAB …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • gab — I. intransitive verb (gabbed; gabbing) Etymology: probably short for gabble Date: 1786 to talk in a rapid or thoughtless manner ; chatter • gabber noun II. noun Date: 1790 talk …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Gab Olivier — is an electronic music producer who has been involved in many duos including Chromium, CJ Gab, Deep Funk Project, Digby Oliver, Gab Kris, Narcotik, and Precision. Many of the releases by these projects were released on Zero Tolerance Records. The …   Wikipedia

  • Gab (song) — A gab or gap is an Occitan boasting song of the High Middle Ages (1100 ndash;1350), when the troubadours were popular. It is often considered related to the tenso and partimen , two types of debate poem. Sometimes the gab is not considered a… …   Wikipedia

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