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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Gab \Gab\ (g[a^]b), n. [Cf. {Gaff}.] (Steam Engine)
     The hook on the end of an eccentric rod opposite the strap.
     See. Illust. of {Eccentric}.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:



  Gab \Gab\, n. [OE. gabbe gabble, mocking, fr. Icel. gabb
     mocking, mockery, or OF. gab, gabe; perh. akin to E. gape, or
     gob. Cf. {Gab}, v. i., {Gibber}.]
     The mouth; hence, idle prate; chatter; unmeaning talk;
     loquaciousness. [Colloq.]
     [1913 Webster]
  
     {Gift of gab}, facility of expression. [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  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.
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     2. To talk idly; to prate; to chatter. --Holinshed.
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From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

  gab
       n : light informal conversation for social occasions [syn: {chitchat},
            {small talk}, {gabfest}, {gossip}, {tittle-tattle}, {chin-wag},
            {chin-wagging}, {causerie}]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:

  121 Moby Thesaurus words for "gab":
     accents, babble, babblement, balderdash, balls, bavardage, bazoo,
     bibble-babble, blab, blabber, blah-blah, blarney, blather, blether,
     blethers, bull, bullshit, bunk, bunkum, cackle, caquet, caqueterie,
     chaps, chat, chatter, chitter-chatter, chops, clack, clatter,
     comment, conversation, converse, crap, declaim, discourse, dither,
     drivel, elocution, embouchure, eyewash, flummery, gabble, garbage,
     gas, gibber, gibble-gabble, go on, gob, gobbledygook, gossip, guff,
     gush, haver, hogwash, hot air, idle talk, jabber, jaw, jaws, jowls,
     kisser, language, lips, mandibles, maw, maxilla, mere talk,
     moonshine, mouth, mug, mumbo-jumbo, mush, muzzle, natter, nonsense,
     nonsense talk, oral cavity, oral communication, palaver, parole,
     patter, piffle, poppycock, pour forth, prate, prating, prattle,
     premaxilla, prittle-prattle, ramble on, rapping, rattle, rattle on,
     reel off, rot, rubbish, run on, shit, speak, speaking, speech,
     spout, spout off, stuff and nonsense, talk, talk away,
     talk nonsense, talk on, talkee-talkee, talking, tittle-tattle,
     trap, twaddle, twattle, waffle, wag the tongue, words, yak,
     yakkety-yak, yakking, yap
  
  

















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