- 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 blurt outreveal, divulge, disclose, acknowledge, confide, prove, concede, assert, relate, recognize, profess, declare, show, unmask, stool, evince, manifest, inform, tattle, spill
- (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.
Say abruptly or inadvertently, utter without thinking. For example, Unfortunately he blurted out how much he hated formal dinners just as his hostess walked in. [Late 1500s]