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Origin uncertain.

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gaby (plural gabies)

  1. (regional) A stupid, foolish person; a simpleton; a dunce.
    • 1902, John Kendrick Bangs, Olympian Nights, ch. 10:
      "[Y]ou're a jobbernowl and a doodle, a maundering mooncalf and a blockheaded numps, a gaby and a loon; you're a Hatter!" I shrieked the last epithet.
    • 1913, D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, chapter 2:
      "You pair of gabeys!" she exclaimed. "You'll see him before the night's out."

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gaby

  1. if

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gaby (defective, invariable)

  1. Contraction of gaž by (if... would).