- to reveal indiscreetly and thoughtlessly: They blabbed my confidences to everyone.
- to talk or chatter indiscreetly or thoughtlessly: Don't confide in him, because he blabs. She blabbed so much I couldn't hear the concert.
- idle, indiscreet chattering.
- a person who blabs; blabbermouth.
Origin of blab
Related Words for blabdivulge, disclose, blather, gab, reveal, babble, jabber, spill, gabble, tattle, mouth, betray, yak, prattle, chatter, tell, squeal, peach
Examples from the Web for blab
Contemporary Examples of blab
For someone in the blab business, she could be remarkably discreet.New Clue in Chasen Murder
A. L. Bardach
December 6, 2010
Historical Examples of blab
"It is so easy not to blab when one has nothing to tell," said Jekyl, smiling.The Daltons, Volume I (of II)
Charles James Lever
You an' I ain't got noth'n' to worry about, Ingua—unless you blab.'Mary Louise in the Country
L. Frank Baum (AKA Edith Van Dyne)
I mean that Dick Prescott and his gang had to go and blab on us!The Grammar School Boys of Gridley
H. Irving Hancock
Should he blab it out, and so be poor again, and lose the crock?The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper
Martin Farquhar Tupper
Betsy, if I talk out square you 'll not blab it all 'round the village, will yer?Wappin' Wharf
Charles S. Brooks
- to divulge (secrets) indiscreetly
- (intr) to chatter thoughtlessly; prattle
Word Origin for blab
Word Origin and History for blab
mid-15c., apparently from Middle English noun blabbe "one who does not control his tongue" (late 13c.), probably echoic. Related: Blabbed; blabbing. The exact relationship between the blabs and blabber is difficult to determine. The noun was "[e]xceedingly common in 16th and 17th c.; unusual in literature since c 1750" [OED].