A form of harsh, aggressive house music characterized by an extremely fast beat.‘a sound system played gabba from the back of a 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’.