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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GABBING

He stopped, realizing that he was gabbing at a terrific rate.

I was gaeing alang wi' the yowes, and there was he and Drummielaw riding and gabbing.

I have a theory that more men are lost to themselves and the age by a love of "gabbing" than by drinking.

"We can't spend time in gabbing here," came nervously from Bowsprit.

I s'pose Mrs. Bainbridge has got a gabbing streak on and will keep her there the rest of the day listening to her.

Tenderly they carried the gabbing creature down to the timber and laid him on a bed of boughs.

WORD ORIGIN

"to reproach," c.1200, via Scottish and northern England dialect, from a Scandinavian source, e.g. Old Norse gabba "to mock," or from Old French gabber "mock, boast," both perhaps ultimately imitative. Related: Gabbed; gabbing. Meaning "to talk much" is from 1786, probably a back-formation from gabble.

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