Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A silly, foolish person; a simpleton; a dunce.

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

  • noun colloq. A simpleton; a dunce; a lout.

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

  • noun regional A stupid, foolish person; a simpleton; a dunce.

Etymologies

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Origin uncertain.

Examples

  • i love her n we have the same nickname gaby but my full name is gabrielle report abuseposted June 4, 2010, 5: 22 am PDT

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  • He rises with the occasion, and the sheepish "gaby" becomes the knowing practical man; his is now the voice of authority, and his comrades recant on the spot, acknowledge his superiority without a murmur, and perform "ko-tow" before the once despised man of undeveloped abilities.

    Camps, Quarters, and Casual Places

  • $q = "UPDATE tbl_users SET username = $username, password = $password WHERE user_ID = $user_ID"; mysql_query ($q, $connection) or die (mysql_error ()); now i am getting the error Unknown column 'gaby' in 'field list'.

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  • In Pogradec we had a gaby party which was basically everyone dressing up in the most ridiculous outfits ever but we had a blast.

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  • In Pogradec we had a gaby party which was basically everyone dressing up in the most ridiculous outfits ever but we had a blast.

    On the Road Again....

  • If you looked no further than the most conspicuous feature of his face, a nose covered with excrescences red and swollen enough to figure in a dish of truffles, you might have inferred that the worthy man had an easy temper, foolish and easy-going, that of a perfect gaby; and you would have been deceived, like all at the

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • To which Fanny made the short answer, ‘That gaby.’

    Little Dorrit

  • Such this gaby, my own, my arch fool; he sees not, he hears not

    Poems and Fragments

  • Such this gaby, my own, my arch fool; he sees not, he hears not

    Poems and Fragments

  • She is still whimpering after that gaby of a husband — dead (and served right!) these fifteen years.

    Vanity Fair

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