Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang An informal gathering or session for the exchange of news, opinions, and gossip.
  • n. Slang A long, animated conversation or discussion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. an occasion (such as a meeting) where people talk at length.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. light informal conversation for social occasions

Etymologies

gab + fest (Wiktionary)

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