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Date: 1700-1800
Origin: Probably from gabble

gab

verb
     
gab past tense and past participle gabbed, present participle gabbing [intransitive + about] informal
to talk continuously, usually about things that are not important:
You two were gabbing so much you didn't even see me!
gabby adjective

➔ the gift of the gab

at gift (5)

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