- 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 blabbingdivulge, disclose, blather, gab, reveal, babble, jabber, spill, gabble, tattle, mouth, betray, yak, prattle, chatter, tell, squeal, peach
Examples from the Web for blabbing
Historical Examples of blabbing
Still, what a lucky escape I had had from blabbing about my exhibition!Tom, Dick and Harry
Talbot Baines Reed
There was no evasion in her reply; her only reproach was for his childishness in blabbing.
The hoodlums, one of whom is himself the sinner, have been blabbing, says he.
Well, of course, miss, I'll do my best—I hope I aint one of the blabbing sort.A Young Mutineer
Mrs. L. T. Meade
We gain as many hours as we may hold him from blabbing to Privy Seal.Privy Seal
Ford Madox Ford
- 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].