[ blab ]
/ blæb /
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verb (used with object), blabbed, blab·bing.
to reveal indiscreetly and thoughtlessly: They blabbed my confidences to everyone.
verb (used without object), blabbed, blab·bing.
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.
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Also blab·ber [blab-er]. /ˈblæb ər/.
Origin of blab
1325–75; Middle English blabbe (noun), perhaps back formation from blaberen to blabber; cognate with Old Norse blabbra,German plappern
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British Dictionary definitions for blab
/ (blæb) /
verb blabs, blabbing or blabbed
to divulge (secrets) indiscreetly
(intr) to chatter thoughtlessly; prattle
a less common word for blabber (def. 1), blabber (def. 2)
Derived forms of blabblabbing, noun, adjective
Word Origin for blab
C14: of Germanic origin; compare Old High German blabbizōn, Icelandic blabbra
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