gab (găb) Slang
intr.v. gabbed, gab·bing, gabs
To talk idly or incessantly, as about trivial matters.
Idle talk; chatter.
[Middle English gabben, to scoff, speak foolishly, from Old Norse gabba, to scoff, perhaps of imitative origin or akin to gapa, to gape.]
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