noun Date: 1897 1. an informal gathering for general talk <
political gabfests
2. an extended conversation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • gabfest — session of conversation, 1895, Amer.Eng. colloquial, from GAB (Cf. gab) + FEST (Cf. fest) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gabfest — ☆ gabfest [gab′fest΄ ] n. [ GAB + FEST] Informal 1. an informal gathering of people to talk with one another 2. their talk …   English World dictionary

  • gabfest — UK [ˈɡæbˌfest] / US noun [countable] Word forms gabfest : singular gabfest plural gabfests mainly American informal a long informal discussion …   English dictionary

  • gabfest — [“gaebfest] n. an event where much chattering or gossip takes place. □ There’s a gabfest going on in Clare’s room. □ Say, your gabfest is a little loud …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • gabfest — /ˈgæbfɛst/ (say gabfest) noun Colloquial → talkfest. {gab + fest; US (1890s) …   Australian English dictionary

  • gabfest — /gab fest /, n. Informal. 1. a gathering at which there is a great deal of conversation. 2. a long conversation. [1895 1900, Amer.; GAB1 + FEST] * * * …   Universalium

  • gabfest — noun /ˈɡæbˌfɛst/ an occasion (such as a meeting) where people talk at length. Oh, weve been talking about constitutional reform since 1927. Ive been going to these gabfests since the fifties. Syn: chatfest, talkfest …   Wiktionary

  • gabfest — gab|fest [ˈgæbfest] n especially AmE informal an occasion when people talk to each other a lot …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gabfest — gab|fest [ gæb,fest ] noun count INFORMAL a long informal discussion …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gabfest — gab·fest || gæbfest n. chatting, talking …   English contemporary dictionary

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