If you want to gain a reputation for eccentricity and to be universally dreaded, blurt out the plain truth on all occasions.
Mallston was then emboldened to blurt out, "We've named him."
Anstruther's proposal, however, helped him to blurt out what he intuitively felt to be a disagreeable fact.
How dare you blurt out your tidings in such a careless fashion?
So it seemed on the whole more expedient to blurt out her remarks without any attempt at frills or amplification.
Restraining a fearful inclination to blurt out: "It's not going to be on any footing!"
And she realised that she could not blurt out the naked truth in words.
He hemmed and hawed, and finally had to blurt out that he didn't own the place.
Sometimes he thought that it would be more endurable to blurt out the truth and go into banishment.
Tode's egotism would have compelled him to blurt out that fact.
1570s, probably echoic. Related: blurted; blurting. As a noun, 1570s, probably from the verb.