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English Word:

gab


English Pronunciation:

gab


Noun:


⇨Etymology

Confer Gaff.


⇨Definition

(Steam Engine) The hook on the end of an eccentric rod opposite the strap. See. Illustration of Eccentric.



Noun:


⇨Etymology

(Old English) gabbe gabble, mocking, from (Icelandic) gabb mocking, mockery, or (Old French) gab, gabe; perhaps akin to (English) gape, or gob. Confer Gab, verb i., Gibber.


⇨Definition

The mouth; hence, idle prate; chatter; unmeaning talk; loquaciousness. [Colloq.] Gift of gab, facility of expression. [Colloq.]



Intransitive Verb:


⇨Etymology

(Old English) gabben to jest, lie, mock, deceive, from (Icelandic) gabba to mock, or (Old French) gaber. See 2d Gab, and confer Gabble.


⇨Definition

1. To deceive; to lie. (obsolete) Chaucer.

2. To talk idly; to prate; to chatter. Holinshed.



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Wiktionary

Etymology:

From Middle English gabben, from Old English gabban (“to scoff, mock, delude, jest”) and Old Norse gabba (“to mock, make sport of”); both from Proto-Germanic *gabbaną (“to mock, jest”), from Proto-Indo-European *ghabh- (“to be split, be forked, gape”). Cognate with Scots gab (“to mock, prate”), North Frisian gabben (“to jest, sport”), Middle Dutch gabben (“to mock”), Middle Low German gabben (“to jest, have fun”).


Synonyms:

See also :talkative


Noun:

gab (plural gabs) idle chatter The mouth or gob. One of the open-forked ends of rods controlling reversing in early steam engines.


Verb:

gab (third-person singular simple present gabs, present participle gabbing, simple past and past participle gabbed) (intransitive, obsolete) To jest; to tell lies in jest; exaggerate; lie. (intransitive) To talk or chatter a lot, usually on trivial subjects. (transitive, obsolete) To speak or tell falsely.


Anagrams:

AGB bag BGA GBA


Reference:

gab

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