PRONUNCIATION: (kuhn-FAB-yuh-layt)

MEANING: verb intr.:
1. To talk informally.
2. To replace fact with fantasy to fill in gaps in memory.

From confabulari (to talk together), from con- (with) + fabulari (to talk), from fabula (tale). Ultimately from the Indo-European root bha- (to speak) that is also the source of fable, phone, fame, boon, and infant. Earliest documented use: 1604.

B to D
confadulate - the use of street jive to fill in for information gaps.