Definitions for gabgæb
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gab*gæb(v.; n.)gabbed, gab•bing
(v.i.)to talk or chat idly.
(n.)idle talk; chatter.
Origin of gab:
1780–90; cf. gabble
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
"she was yakking away about her grandchildren"
mouth as gob
To jest; to tell lies in jest; exaggerate; lie.
To talk or chatter a lot, usually on trivial subjects.
To speak or tell falsely.
Origin: From gabben, from gabban and gabba; both from gabbanan, from ghabh-. Cognate with gab, gabben, gabben, gabben.
the hook on the end of an eccentric rod opposite the strap. See. Illust. of Eccentric
the mouth; hence, idle prate; chatter; unmeaning talk; loquaciousness
to deceive; to lie
to talk idly; to prate; to chatter
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:
Translations for gab
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(in plural) the mouth (especially of an animal)
The crocodile's jaws opened wide.
- kake, bekAfrikaans
- queixadaPortuguese (BR)
- das MaulGerman
- σαγόνια (πληθ.), στόμαGreek
- پوزه؛ آروارهFarsi
- mâchoires, gueuleFrench
- लम्बी बातचीतHindi
- skoltur, kjaftur, ginIcelandic
- (턱, 이를 포함한) 입부분Korean
- mute; rīkleLatvian
- پوزه؛ آروارهPersian
- bot; falcăRomanian
- käft[ar], gapSwedish
- 上下顎Chinese (Trad.)
- рот; пащаUkrainian
- 上下颚Chinese (Simp.)
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