Definition of confab:
gibber, reprimand, chew, call on the carpet, chide, rap, small talk, inspect, discussion, see, council, confabulate, jangle, counsel, chew the fat, confer with, click, dialogue, palaver, natter, yap away, chin-wag, patter, yack, refer, schmooze, causerie, look up, dish the dirt, consultation, claver, discourse, inflict, bawl out, argy-bargy, back-and-forth, tête-à-tête, piffle, tattle, shoot the breeze, chitchat, gossip, clack, call down, call in, yack away, gabble, berate, converse, remonstrate, jaw, lecture, bestow, chatter, prattle, table talk, colloquy, parley, blab, call, maunder, cackle, take to task, haggle, chit-chat, higgle, chaffer, give-and-take, scold, confabulation, exploration, tittle-tattle, impose, manducate, consult, negotiation, schmoose, chin music, travel to, exchange, conference, huckster, trounce, argument, rag, twaddle, commentary, masticate, chew out, words, gab, have words, inquest, rattle on, reproof, claver, prate, conversation, backchat, chat, speech, talk, argumentation, confer, lambaste, chew up, lambast, dress down, blabber, debate, deliberation, talks, gabfest, rebuke, bring down, visit.
Perhaps it had been the lack of interest in the people at Shotover, perhaps a mental review of her ancestors' capricious records- perhaps a characteristic impulse that had directed a telegram to Quarrier after a midnight confab with Grace Ferrall.- "The Fighting Chance", Robert W. Chambers.
- "Melbourne House", Elizabeth Wetherell.
- "Desert Dust", Edwin L. Sabin.