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gab


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gab  \Gab\,  n.  [Cf.  {Gaff}.]  (Steam  Engine) 
  The  hook  on  the  end  of  an  eccentric  rod  opposite  the  strap. 
  See  Illust.  of  {Eccentric}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
 
  {Gift  of  gab},  facility  of  expression.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  To  talk  idly;  to  prate;  to  chatter.  --Holinshed. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gab 
  n  :  light  informal  conversation  for  social  occasions  [syn:  {chitchat}, 
  {small  talk},  {gabfest},  {gossip},  {tittle-tattle},  {chin-wag}, 
  {chin-wagging},  {causerie}] 




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