- 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 blabbeddivulge, disclose, blather, gab, reveal, babble, jabber, spill, gabble, tattle, mouth, betray, yak, prattle, chatter, tell, squeal, peach
Examples from the Web for blabbed
Contemporary Examples of blabbed
His character, Mike Delfino, was dying in the next episode of the show—a very well-kept secret until Perkins blabbed.A Hung Jury for Nicollette Sheridan
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March 19, 2012
Historical Examples of blabbed
The old fool would have blabbed to me what you told him to keep quiet about.Joan of Arc of the North Woods
That's the infernal cuss who has blabbed to the papers, then!Plays by August Strindberg, Third Series
Either the under-sheriff had blabbed, or George had been boasting of his diplomacy.Monk
Reason they didnt do it, it was blabbed, and the excise pricked up its ears.Back o' the Moon
Unfortunately he had slaves who blabbed all his secrets and harmed him.
- to divulge (secrets) indiscreetly
- (intr) to chatter thoughtlessly; prattle
Word Origin 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].