G g


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [gab]
    • /gæb/
    • /ɡæb/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [gab]
    • /gæb/

Definitions of gab word

  • verb without object gab to talk or chat idly; chatter. 1
  • abbreviation GAB gob3 . 1
  • noun gab talk, chat 1
  • intransitive verb gab talk a lot 1
  • verb gab to talk excessively or idly, esp about trivial matters; gossip; chatter 0
  • noun gab idle or trivial talk 0

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Origin of gab

First appearance:

before 1780
One of the 45% newest English words
1780-90; apparently expressive variant of gob4; cf. gabble

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Parts of speech for Gab


gab popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 82% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

gab usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for gab

verb gab

  • blather — If someone is blathering on about something, they are talking for a long time about something that you consider boring or unimportant.
  • prate — to talk excessively and pointlessly; babble: They prated on until I was ready to scream.
  • jabber — rapid, indistinct, or nonsensical talk; gibberish.
  • jaw — a swelling wave of water; billow.
  • buzz — If something buzzes or buzzes somewhere, it makes a long continuous sound, like the noise a bee makes when it is flying.

noun gab

  • chitchat — Chitchat is informal talk about things that are not very important.
  • talk — to communicate or exchange ideas, information, etc., by speaking: to talk about poetry.
  • conversation — If you have a conversation with someone, you talk with them, usually in an informal situation.

general gab

  • run on — melted or liquefied: run butter.
  • blathering — foolish, voluble talk: His speech was full of the most amazing blather.

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