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Truncated from confabulate or confabulation.

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confab (third-person singular simple present confabs, present participle confabbing, simple past and past participle confabbed)

  1. (informal) To speak casually with somebody; to chat.

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confab (countable and uncountable, plural confabs)

  1. (informal) A casual talk or chat.
    • 1902, Francis Lynde, The Master of Appleby, Grosset & Dunlap, New York, page 167:
      Some confab followed, and I overheard enough to tell me that a scouting party had come in…

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