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gabfest

1. slang A casual gathering in which people chat for an extended period of time. Can I sleep in your dorm room tonight? My roommate and her friends are having a real gabfest in mine.
2. slang An extended conversation. The last time I saw Steph, we had a gabfest in the grocery store parking lot, of all places.

gabfest

(ˈgæbfɛst)
n. an event where much chattering or gossip takes place. There’s a gabfest going on in Clare’s room.
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Thus begins the author's own "gabfest." She sets the overly familiar, often condescending tone from the beginning and never deviates from it.
If you minded all those compendiums of gabfests between the government and the business sector during the time of our leader BS, they could swamp you with loud arguments about how agriculture could be the answer.
Outside the confines of cable outlets and latenight gabfests, topical humor isn't exactly whizzing off the shelves of primetime television in America.
HD and DVD will take center stage at the 19th annual Mipcom, with special screenings, gabfests and a publication dedicated to the technologies.
First Pokemon did it: then Harry Potter did it even bigger: How to turn a kids property into a global licensing and merchandising juggernaut will be the subject of a pair of gabfests during the 11th annual Mipcom Jr.
Their gabfests, while not necessarily enlightening, bring out the shadings of each woman; collectively they feel lost in their 30s, too established for the carefree twentysomethings and too under-the-radar for the career-obsessed men in their 40s.
Without ever allowing as to what drove him to the depths of despondency (although we can suspect it was just intolerable disappointment with life), Charley indulges in long nocturnal gabfests and shakes his head in wonderment over how he became "a damn crying machine." He also comes alive again sensually to Arlene, while Bo becomes more audacious in her gestures of emotion and desire for independence.
Even Michael Milken, the junk bond trader who did the crime, and subsequently some of the time, eventually re-emerged as an indefatigable organizer of gabfests.
While pundits debate ABC's decision to sell out "Nightline" in order to make a play for David Letterman, one thing's for certain: Nighttime gabfests like his and Jay Leno's are steady sources of cash in a broadcast business where stability is nearly impossible to find.
"No More Monkeys Jumpin' on the Bed" won the VIFF's best-Western Canuck helmer prize for first-timer Ross Weber, better known as editor for Bruce Sweeney's similarly inclined gabfests. Some tube play is in order, given small, vid-shot scale, but Weber looks ready to jump on bigger fare.
Item is still a cut above most early-30s gabfests and could play well in urban situations, with smart vid life likely to follow.
A trio of gabfests were deadlocked for the week at 4.5: "Rosie" (a 4% dip), Par's "Montel Williams" (falling 8%) and U's "Sally Jessy Raphael" (a 7% slip).
Now here is Drescher, unwittingly exposing the latenight gabfests as purveyors of a kind of awkward deception.
For those who missed last weekends TV gabfests (and why we are moved, if we are moved):