Definition of confab noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkɒnfæb//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːnfæb//
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  1. 1an informal private discussion or conversation We called a family confab.
  2. 2(North American English) a meeting or conference of the members of a profession or group the annual movie confab in Cannes
  3. Word Originearly 18th cent.: abbreviation of confabulation, from Latin confabulat- ‘chatted together’, from the verb confabulari, from con- ‘together’ + fabulari (from fabula ‘fable’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: confab