Definition of gabber in English:



[NO OBJECT]informal
  • Talk in a rapid, excited way.

    ‘well, that's enough of me gabbering about myself’
    • ‘Yet at this new building, everyone happily gabbers away in the elevator, especially at night.’
    • ‘I can't tell you how silly you look, standing there in the market, gabbering to someone unknown on your phone.’
    • ‘And at the other end of the good vibes spectrum, when you gabber away like some demented baboon into your mobile on the bus, you're transmitting.’
    • ‘Grace spotted Ardal sitting with a group of fellow pirates, heads close while they gabbered away in low tones.’
    • ‘Skittle-shaped and with brown eyes twinkling, he gabbers away almost flirtatiously, a testament to the extraordinary energy that he invests in everything.’
    • ‘I remember when I was in high school, and I would walk through the halls, over hearing prissy girls gabber about wondering what their boyfriends where doing.’


  • 1A person who talks a great deal.

    ‘barristers earn their exorbitant fees by being gifted gabbers’
    • ‘Even those who weren't particularly fond of Linklater's dreamers and gabbers still had something themselves to say.’
    • ‘While Rummy may be a world class gabber, he doesn't duck questions or controversy.’
    • ‘You're probably one of those irritating gabbers I've ignored.’
    • ‘Will the gabbers continue maintaining their radio silence?’
    • ‘The urbane 40-year-old coach is a gabber extraordinaire, who simply oozes warmth and charm.’
    • ‘You don't have to raise your hand or be too schoolish, but make sure the gabbers get plenty of air time.’
    • ‘The media have allowed the right's activists and gabbers to run wild with criticism without furnishing legitimate alternative solutions.’
    talker, chatterer, jabberer, babbler, prattler, blatherer, prater
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    1. 1.1[mass noun]Rapid, excited speech.
      ‘pointless gabber about the state of the industry’
      • ‘I have an amazing brother who will listen to my mindless gabber and rants for hours without trying to stop me.’
      • ‘I never took anything she said to heart. It was all gabber, and I knew she loved me.’
      • ‘'Trust our luck,' Stuart said over the loud gabber of the new arrivals and their clattering plates and trays.’
      • ‘He was ignored amongst the gabber.’
      • ‘She was just trying to tune out her sister's endless gabber.’
      chat, talk, gossip, chit-chat, chitter-chatter, patter, jabbering, jabber, prattling, prattle, babbling, babble, tittle-tattle, tattle, blathering, blather, blethering, blether, rambling, gibbering
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Early 18th century: from gab + -er.