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A slang term (pronounced gab-ose) used in the Miami jail system and probably having a wider constituency, describing the foundational outlook of inmate culture: it stands for "Game Ain't Based On Sympathy".
Interviewer: So, why exactly did you just shank your cellmate?

Inmate: Hey man, what can I say: gabos. He was a snitch.
by suzzle May 30, 2011
Prison lingo. Acronym for 'Game Ain't Based on Sympathy,' first heard in the Louis Theroux documentary 'Miami Mega Jail.'
Louis: Don't... don't you feel sympathy for that person? For that other inmate you extorted?
Inmate: GABOS, man... GABOS.
by KRA_ May 29, 2011
An expression used to describe an extremely cool motherfucker, commonly associated with awesomeness and boogie.
"Why the hell did my skull just explode? Oh it was probably just gabo."
by hewhoiswise March 10, 2005
a term used to describe a certain attitude when dealing in the criminal underworld...Game Aint Based On Sympathy
It's all about Gabos in the joint!
by accardo666 May 30, 2011
Game Ain't Based On Sympathy.
by AhBeng May 31, 2011
Nickname of Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez.
Gabo won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1982.
by Ducky May 01, 2008
Game Aint Based On Sympathy. GABOS for prison life
I feel like if another man was in my shoes he wouldent have any sympathy for me. Its a jungle in here. Survival of the fittest. One word GABOS
by PulseWithLife June 12, 2011
Stands for: Game Ain't Based on Sympathy
The name of the game is GABOS because game ain't based on sympathy.
by Gonzalez7 May 30, 2011