from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A casual talk; confabulation.
  • intransitive verb To talk casually.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To confabulate; chat.
  • noun Familiar talk or conversation; chat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun colloq. Familiar talk or conversation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To speak casually with; to chat.
  • noun A casual talk or chat.

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

  • verb talk socially without exchanging too much information
  • verb have a conference in order to talk something over
  • noun an informal conversation


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  • an informal conversation, especially for the purpose of problem solving; short for confabulation. Let's have a confab!

    July 26, 2007

  • You could see these two roaming about all day long with their heads close together in an everlasting confab. --Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)

    March 9, 2011