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v. blabbed, blab·bing, blabs
To reveal (secret matters), especially through indiscreet or unreserved talk.
1. To reveal secret matters indiscreetly.
2. To chatter thoughtlessly or indiscreetly.
1. An incessant or indiscreet talker.
2. Lengthy chatter.
[Middle English blabben, to talk foolishly, back-formation from blaberen.]
vb, blabs, blabbing or blabbed
1. to divulge (secrets) indiscreetly
2. (intr) to chatter thoughtlessly; prattle
[C14: of Germanic origin; compare Old High German blabbizōn, Icelandic blabbra]
ˈblabbing n, adj
also blab•ber(ˈblæb ər)
v. blabbed also blab•bered, blab•bing also blab•ber•ing,
1. to reveal indiscreetly and thoughtlessly: to blab secrets.v.i.
2. to talk or chatter indiscreetly or thoughtlessly.n.
3. idle, indiscreet chattering.
4. a blabbermouth.
[1325–75; Middle English blabbe (n.)]
Past participle: blabbed
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|Verb||1.||blab - divulge confidential information or secrets; "Be careful--his secretary talks"|
babble out, blab out, let the cat out of the bag, peach, spill the beans, tattle, babble, talk, sing
disclose, let on, divulge, expose, give away, let out, reveal, unwrap, discover, bring out, break - make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold"; "The actress won't reveal how old she is"; "bring out the truth"; "he broke the news to her"; "unwrap the evidence in the murder case"
|2.||blab - speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly|
blabber, gabble, gibber, palaver, piffle, prate, prattle, tattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle, maunder, clack, chatter
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
1. tell, reveal, disclose, divulge, blurt out, give away, let slip, blow wide open (slang) She'll blab it all over the school.
1. To disclose in a breach of confidence:
1. A person habitually engaged in idle talk about others:
gossip, gossiper, gossipmonger, newsmonger, rumormonger, scandalmonger, tabby, talebearer, taleteller, tattle, tattler, tattletale, telltale, whisperer.