confab

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v confab have a conference in order to talk something over "We conferred about a plan of action"
    • v confab talk socially without exchanging too much information "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"
    • n confab an informal conversation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Confab Familiar talk or conversation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • confab To confabulate; chat.
    • n confab Familiar talk or conversation; chat.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v., n Confab kon-fab′ coll. forms of Confab′ulāte, Confabulā′tion
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Contr. from confabulation,

Usage

In literature:

The man left the front door wide open, and Lee, from his superior position, announced that a lively confab was in progress within.
"An Undivided Union" by Oliver Optic
Their `confabs,' as you call them, relate to nothing worse than their past experiences at the mines, I'll be bound.
"The Cruise of the "Esmeralda"" by Harry Collingwood
After she was all dressed, she flew to the nursery for a little confab with Fraeulein, who was working away on the Turkey red.
"Patty's Social Season" by Carolyn Wells
Dey sot dar en talk twel bimeby der confab sorter slack up.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
So I calls up an old friend of mine and has a little confab.
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
All the navy men appeared to be joining in the confab.
"The Ocean Wireless Boys And The Naval Code" by John Henry Goldfrap, AKA Captain Wilbur Lawton
When the cobbler and girl were once more alone together, they had a serious confab.
"Rose O'Paradise" by Grace Miller White
I believe the pilot is holding a confab with the schooner.
"The Radio Boys with the Revenue Guards" by Gerald Breckenridge
Landed not fifteen minutes ago, and in close confab with one of our Boors already?
"The Politician Out-Witted" by Samuel Low
Bucks's hair rose on end until the confab quieted, and the scout's rifle came down.
"The Mountain Divide" by Frank H. Spearman
You've had your confab, and now I'm going to have mine.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XV" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Four will mean that we must turn a little more to starboard, and five, draw closer together for a confab.
"Motor Boat Boys Down the Coast" by Louis Arundel
What are you all confabbing about so mysteriously?
"A City Schoolgirl" by May Baldwin
Miss Priscilla has now been seized upon by Madam O'Connor and carried off for a private confab.
"Rossmoyne" by Unknown
I want to have a confab with you.
"Doubloons--and the Girl" by John Maxwell Forbes
So that here I was for two hours in close confab with the enemy, to whom I was actually presented by your own son!
"The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly" by Charles James Lever
I guess the big boss died, and they're holding this confab to elect a new one.
"The Telenizer" by Don Thompson
He speaks also about "confabs" and "swallowing opinions.
"Junius Unmasked" by Joel Moody
And we'll have another confab together.
"The Riddle of the Spinning Wheel" by Mary E. Hanshew
Suppose we say Friday night for our little confab.
"Making Money" by Owen Johnson
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In news:

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2008 SPIRIT Award winners to be honored at MUFSO confab .
Romney to call for foreign aid 'reform' at Clinton confab .
At MIT Knight Confab , Public Activism Looms Large.
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