- 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
Examples from the Web for blabber
Contemporary Examples of blabber
You learn a lesson in any case: To blabber is human, to button divine.Your Horoscopes
Starsky + Cox
May 21, 2011
Historical Examples of blabber
If you like to tell me more, you can do it quite safely; I'm no blabber, and I'm not a rascal.In the Year of Jubilee
Just as soon as a woman reads a book, she's got to talk highfurlutin' blabber.A Yankee from the West
He is no blabber, to divulge secrets committed to his bosom for security by confiding friendship.Talkers
- a person who blabs
- idle chatter
- (intr) to talk without thinking; chatter
Word Origin for blabber
- to divulge (secrets) indiscreetly
- (intr) to chatter thoughtlessly; prattle
Word Origin for blab
Word Origin and History for blabber
mid-14c., "to speak as an infant speaks," frequentative of blabben, of echoic origin (cf. Old Norse blabbra, Danish blabbre "babble," German plappern "to babble"). Meaning "to talk excessively" is from late 14c. Related: Blabbered; blabbering.
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].