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NOUN (1)

1. light informal conversation for social occasions;
[syn: chitchat, chit-chat, chit chat, small talk, gab, gabfest, gossip, tittle-tattle, chin wag, chin-wag, chin wagging, chin-wagging, causerie]


VERB (1)

1. talk profusely;
- Example: "she was yakking away about her grandchildren"
[syn: yak, gab]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 v.0.48:

Gab \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 v.0.48:

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] Gift of gab, facility of expression. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

gab n 1: light informal conversation for social occasions [syn: chitchat, chit-chat, chit chat, small talk, gab, gabfest, gossip, tittle-tattle, chin wag, chin- wag, chin wagging, chin-wagging, causerie] v 1: talk profusely; "she was yakking away about her grandchildren" [syn: yak, gab]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

121 Moby Thesaurus words for "gab": accents, babble, babblement, balderdash, balls, bavardage, bazoo, bibble-babble, blab, blabber, blah-blah, blarney, blather, blether, blethers, bull, bullshit, bunk, bunkum, cackle, caquet, caqueterie, chaps, chat, chatter, chitter-chatter, chops, clack, clatter, comment, conversation, converse, crap, declaim, discourse, dither, drivel, elocution, embouchure, eyewash, flummery, gabble, garbage, gas, gibber, gibble-gabble, go on, gob, gobbledygook, gossip, guff, gush, haver, hogwash, hot air, idle talk, jabber, jaw, jaws, jowls, kisser, language, lips, mandibles, maw, maxilla, mere talk, moonshine, mouth, mug, mumbo-jumbo, mush, muzzle, natter, nonsense, nonsense talk, oral cavity, oral communication, palaver, parole, patter, piffle, poppycock, pour forth, prate, prating, prattle, premaxilla, prittle-prattle, ramble on, rapping, rattle, rattle on, reel off, rot, rubbish, run on, shit, speak, speaking, speech, spout, spout off, stuff and nonsense, talk, talk away, talk nonsense, talk on, talkee-talkee, talking, tittle-tattle, trap, twaddle, twattle, waffle, wag the tongue, words, yak, yakkety-yak, yakking, yap