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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [gab-ee]
    • /ˈgæb i/
    • /ˈgæbɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [gab-ee]
    • /ˈgæb i/

Definitions of gabby word

  • adjective gabby talkative; garrulous. 1
  • noun gabby a male given name, form of Gabriel. 1
  • noun gabby a female given name, form of Gabriella. 1
  • noun gabby Excessively or annoyingly talkative. 1
  • adjective gabby inclined to chatter; talkative 0
  • adjective gabby Inclined to talk too much, especially about trivia. 0

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Origin of gabby

First appearance:

before 1710
One of the 50% oldest English words
First recorded in 1710-20; gab1 + -y1

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Parts of speech for Gabby


gabby popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 69% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

gabby usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for gabby

adj gabby

  • chatty — Someone who is chatty talks a lot in a friendly, informal way.
  • effusive — unduly demonstrative; lacking reserve: effusive greetings; an effusive person.
  • garrulous — excessively talkative in a rambling, roundabout manner, especially about trivial matters.
  • glib — readily fluent, often thoughtlessly, superficially, or insincerely so: a glib talker; glib answers.
  • long-winded — talking or writing at tedious length: long-winded after-dinner speakers.

Antonyms for gabby

adj gabby

  • secretive — secretory.
  • quiet — making no noise or sound, especially no disturbing sound: quiet neighbors.

adjective gabby

  • taciturn — inclined to silence; reserved in speech; reluctant to join in conversation.

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