Meaning of gabber in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɡabə/


[no object]informal
  • Talk in a rapid, excited way.

    • ‘well, that's enough of me gabbering about myself’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Yet at this new building, everyone happily gabbers away in the elevator, especially at night.’
    • ‘Skittle-shaped and with brown eyes twinkling, he gabbers away almost flirtatiously, a testament to the extraordinary energy that he invests in everything.’
    • ‘I can't tell you how silly you look, standing there in the market, gabbering to someone unknown on your phone.’
    • ‘Grace spotted Ardal sitting with a group of fellow pirates, heads close while they gabbered away in low tones.’
    talk, gossip, chatter, chitter-chatter, speak, converse, have a conversation, engage in conversation, tittle-tattle, prattle, jabber, jibber-jabber, babble, prate, go on, run on


  • 1A person who talks a great deal.

    • ‘barristers earn their exorbitant fees by being gifted gabbers’
    • ‘The urbane 40-year-old coach is a gabber extraordinaire, who simply oozes warmth and charm.’
    • ‘While Rummy may be a world class gabber, he doesn't duck questions or controversy.’
    • ‘Even those who weren't particularly fond of Linklater's dreamers and gabbers still had something themselves to say.’
    • ‘You're probably one of those irritating gabbers I've ignored.’
    • ‘Will the gabbers continue maintaining their radio silence?’
    • ‘The media have allowed the right's activists and gabbers to run wild with criticism without furnishing legitimate alternative solutions.’
    • ‘You don't have to raise your hand or be too schoolish, but make sure the gabbers get plenty of air time.’
    talker, chatterer, jabberer, babbler, prattler, blatherer, prater
    1. 1.1mass noun Rapid, excited speech.
      • ‘pointless gabber about the state of the industry’
      • ‘He was ignored amongst the gabber.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘She was just trying to tune out her sister's endless gabber.’
      • ‘I have an amazing brother who will listen to my mindless gabber and rants for hours without trying to stop me.’
      chat, talk, gossip, chit-chat, chitter-chatter, patter, jabbering, jabber, prattling, prattle, babbling, babble, tittle-tattle, tattle, blathering, blather, blethering, blether, rambling, gibbering


Late 17th century from gab + -er.