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. [1913 Webster]

2. To talk idly; to prate; to chatter. --Holinshed. [1913 Webster]

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