- to utter suddenly or inadvertently; divulge impulsively or unadvisedly (usually followed by out): He blurted out the hiding place of the spy.
- an abrupt utterance.
Origin of blurt
Related Words for blurtexclaim, disclose, reveal, babble, leak, spout, divulge, betray, blab, jabber
Examples from the Web for blurt
Historical Examples of blurt
He hemmed and hawed, and finally had to blurt out that he didn't own the place.Cape Cod Stories
Joseph C. Lincoln
To blurt out your secret in some drunken moment, and be hanged at last!Roland Cashel
Charles James Lever
Tode's egotism would have compelled him to blurt out that fact.
It seemed altogether too fine for my family, but I could only blurt weakly, "Yessir."The O'Ruddy
It was on the tip of his tongue to blurt out: “And lose your shot at the estate?”Rope
- (tr often foll by out) to utter suddenly and involuntarily
Word Origin for blurt
1570s, probably echoic. Related: blurted; blurting. As a noun, 1570s, probably from the verb.