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confab Explained

confab at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1701, colloquial shortening of confabulation "taking together," from L. confabulari, from con- "together" + fabulari "to chat," from fabula "a tale" (see fable). ///

confab at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

49 Moby Thesaurus words for "confab":
advise, audience, bargaining, bargaining session, bull session,
chinfest, collogue, conclave, confabulate, confabulation,
conference, confrontation, congress, consult, consultation,
convention, council, council fire, council of war, dialogue,
discussion, duologue, exchange of views,
eyeball-to-eyeball encounter, high-level talk, huddle,
interchange of views, interview, meeting, negotiations,
news conference, palaver, parley, pourparler, powwow,
press conference, question-and-answer session, seance, session,
sitting, speech, summit, summit conference, summitry, talk,
talkfest, treat, trialogue, words

Confab at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Confab \Con"fab\, n. [Contr. from confabulation.]
Familiar talk or conversation. [Colloq.]

confab at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the
men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"
[syn: {chew the fat}, {shoot the breeze}, {chat}, {confabulate},
{chitchat}, {chatter}, {chaffer}, {natter}, {gossip}, {jaw},
{claver}, {visit}]
2: have a conference in order to talk something over; "We
conferred about a plan of action" [syn: {confer}, {confabulate},
[also: {confabbing}, {confabbed}]

n : an informal conversation [syn: {chat}, {confabulation}, {schmooze},
[also: {confabbing}, {confabbed}]

confab at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Truncated from confabulate.


* Inter: a » Category: w - :Received Pronunciation|RP Inter: IPA » /ˈkɒn.fæb/
  • Inter: a » Category: w - :Australian English phonology|AusE Inter: IPA » /ˈkɔn.fæb/
  • Inter: a » Category: w - :General American|GenAm Inter: IPA » /ˈkɑn.fæb/
  • Inter: rhymes » æb


    Inter: en-verb » confabs|confabbing|confabbed

  • To speak casually with; to chat.


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A casual talk or chat.

    Related terms

    * confabulation (noun)

  • Translation: et » confab
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    Translation: ta » confab
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    Translation: zh » confab