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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gab*gæb(v.; n.)gabbed, gab•bing

  1. (v.i.)to talk or chat idly.

    Category: Informal

  2. (n.)idle talk; chatter.

    Category: Informal

* Informal..

Origin of gab:

1780–90; cf. gabble

gab′ber(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chitchat, chit-chat, chit chat, small talk, gab, gabfest, gossip, tittle-tattle, chin wag, chin-wag, chin wagging, chin-wagging, causerie(verb)

    light informal conversation for social occasions

  2. yak, gab(verb)

    talk profusely

    "she was yakking away about her grandchildren"

Wiktionary

  1. gab(Noun)

    idle chatter

  2. gab(Noun)

    mouth as gob

  3. gab(Verb)

    To jest; to tell lies in jest; exaggerate; lie.

  4. gab(Verb)

    To talk or chatter a lot, usually on trivial subjects.

  5. gab(Verb)

    To speak or tell falsely.

  6. Origin: From gabben, from gabban and gabba; both from gabbanan, from ghabh-. Cognate with gab, gabben, gabben, gabben.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gab(noun)

    the hook on the end of an eccentric rod opposite the strap. See. Illust. of Eccentric

  2. Gab(verb)

    the mouth; hence, idle prate; chatter; unmeaning talk; loquaciousness

  3. Gab(verb)

    to deceive; to lie

  4. Gab(verb)

    to talk idly; to prate; to chatter

Freebase

  1. Gab

    A gab or gap is an Occitan boasting song of the High Middle Ages, 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 separate genre of poetry but simply a boast found within another genre, commonly the sirventes. The Occitan word gab means "boast" and comes from the verb gabar. The song is innately competitive and the boast is often presented as a challenge, which may generate poetical responses. The boasting, however, is made in good fun and typically follows a formula ensuring it will be well-received. Often it is heavily ironic, and the boasts are intended specifically to entertain the audience that knows better. The first gab was "Ben vuelh", composed by William IX of Aquitaine. The sirventes "De mots ricos no tem Peire Vidal" by Uc de Lescura begins with a gab proclaiming the composer's superiority to eight of his contemporary troubadours, including the man of the title, Peire Vidal, who was himself a famous composer of gabs. One of his more widely disseminated opens like this:


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

jaw(noun)

(in plural) the mouth (especially of an animal)

The crocodile's jaws opened wide.

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