A form of harsh, aggressive house music characterized by an extremely fast beat.‘a sound system played gabba from the back of a hired van’
- ‘I can listen to gabba house for about half an hour and then I get a headache’
- ‘German rhymes barked over relentless gabba techno’
1990s Dutch gabber, from slang use ‘mate, lad’ (see gabba).
nouninformal South African
- ‘I've just come to tell my gabbas I'm still around’
1970s Afrikaans, from Dutch slang gabber ‘mate, lad’, via Yiddish from Hebrew ḥāḇēr ‘friend’.
proper nouninformal Australian, New Zealand the Gabba
The Queensland Cricket Association ground at Woolloongabba in Brisbane.
- ‘I would have loved to bowl at the Gabba’
1940s abbreviation of Woolloongabba.