• (RP) IPA: /ˈkɒn.fæb/
  • (Australia) IPA: /ˈkɔn.fæb/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈkɑn.fæb/

confab (confabs, present participle confabbing; past and past participle confabbed)

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


  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…
    • 14 November 2018, Jesse Hassenger, AV Club Disney goes viral with an ambitious, overstuffed Wreck-It Ralph sequel
      These include a brief but showstopping (and trailer-revealed) scene where Vanellope crashes a Disney Princess reunion, packed with gags and references that should send both young and old fans into paroxysms of glee. The princess confab also leads into a scene featuring Vanellope and the cast of Slaughter Race that probably shouldn’t be spoiled.
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