noun Date: 1701 1. chat 1 2. discussion, conferenceconfab intransitive verb

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  • Confab — Con fab, n. [Contr. from confabulation.] Familiar talk or conversation. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • confab — 1701, colloquial shortening of CONFABULATION (Cf. confabulation) …   Etymology dictionary

  • confab — ► NOUN informal ▪ an informal conversation or discussion …   English terms dictionary

  • confab — [kän′fab΄; ] for v.also [ kən fab′] n. Informal a confabulation; chat vi. confabbed, confabbing Informal to confabulate; chat …   English World dictionary

  • confab — UK [ˈkɒnfæb] / US [ˈkɑnˌfæb] noun [countable] Word forms confab : singular confab plural confabs informal an informal private discussion to decide something …   English dictionary

  • confab — noun (C) informal a conversation that is private and friendly: We ll have a quick confab to talk about what he wants …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • confab — n. /kon fab/; v. /keuhn fab , kon fab/, n., v., confabbed, confabbing. Informal. n. 1. a confabulation. v.i. 2. to confabulate: They spent the morning confabbing over coffee in my office. [1695 1705; by shortening] * * * …   Universalium

  • confab — 1. verb /ˈkɒn.fæb,ˈkɔn.fæb,ˈkɑn.fæb/ To speak casually with; to chat. 2. noun /ˈkɒn.fæb,ˈkɔn.fæb,ˈkɑn.fæb/ A casual talk or chat. See Also: confabulation …   Wiktionary

  • confab — Synonyms and related words: advise, audience, bargaining, bargaining session, bull session, chinfest, collogue, conclave, confabulate, confabulation, conference, confrontation, congress, consult, consultation, convention, council, council fire,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • confab — (Roget s Thesaurus II) I noun Informal. Spoken exchange: chat, colloquy, confabulation, conversation, converse1, dialogue, discourse, speech, talk. Slang: jaw. See WORDS. II verb Informal. To engage in spoken exchange: chat, confabulate,… …   English dictionary for students

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