From Middle English bigabben, equivalent to be- (“over, at, about”) + gab. Cognate with Swedish begabba.
begab (third-person singular simple present begabs, present participle begabbing, simple past and past participle begabbed)
- (transitive) To deceive; mock.
- 1974, Richard Gardner, Richard Cummings, The adventures of Don Juan:
- "You begabbed her, of course. A tit for a tattle is her bargain. And then?"
- (transitive) To gab about; talk over; report from one (person) to another.