gab, v. 1. Informal, jabber, babble, buzz, gossip, blab, chatter. See - chatter (def. I).
-n. 2. Informal, small talk, gossip, patter, jabber, babble, chatter. See - chatter (defs. 2, 3). gabble, v. 1. jabber, clack, clatter, rattle, SI. run off or on at the mouth; chatter, chitter, prattle, cackle; prate, twaddle, twattle; talk nonsense, Inf. talk through one's hat, blather, blab, gush, Inf. spout, drivel; gibber, SI. gibber-jabber, jargon; mutter, mumble, splutter, sputter; stammer, stutter.
2. cackle, cluck, chuckle, click, clack; crow, quack, honk.
-n. 3. babble, babbling, babblement, prattle, prattling; gibber, gibbering, gibberish, jabber, jabbering, Jabberwocky, SI. gibber-jabbering; chatter, chattering, cackle, cackling; twaddle, twaddling, Both Brit. twattle, twattling; blather, blathering, drivel, driveling; nonsense, moonshine, Fr. bavardage, gobblede-gook, hocus-pocus, mumbo jumbo, abracadabra, open sesame; humbug, flummery, SI. bunk, rubbish, Inf. rot, SI. garbage, SI. horsefeathers; balderdash, hogwash, stuff and nonsense, Inf. bosh, Brit. SI. tosh, fudge, foolishness, rigmarole or rigamarole; poppycock, Inf. fiddle-faddle, Inf. piffle, Inf. kibosh, Inf. flapdoodle.
gabbler, n. jabberer, blatherskite, blabber, gossip, magpie, prattler, babbler, chatterbox. See - chatterbox, gabby, adj. talkative, loquacious, voluble, garrulous, glib; wordy, diffuse, verbose, prolix, long-winded, SI. windy, SI. gassy; effusive, gushing, gushy, bubbling, blabbing, pattering; chattering, clacking, babbling, blathering, prattling, jabbering; buzzing, prating, tattling, tongue-wagging, gossipy, chatty,
gad, v. Usu.
gad about gallivant, run around, flit about; ramble, roam, rove, range, Inf. traipse; wander, meander, saunter, stroll, perambulate, promenade.
gadabout, n. 1. rambler, rover, wanderer, nomad, gypsy; migrant, itinerant, peripatetic, globetrotter, world traveler, SI. W.T.; vagrant, beachcomber, vagabond, tramp, hobo; transient, fly-by-night.
2. busybody, prier, Paul Pry, meddler, Inf. snoop, SI. snooper, Dial, nibby nose.
gadget, n. 1. contrivance, device, invention, creation, artifice, makeshift, hickey, widget, Rube Goldberg; mechanism, apparatus, machine, appliance; instrument, implement, tool, utensil.