blurt

[ blurt ]
/ blɜrt /

verb (used with object)

to utter suddenly or inadvertently; divulge impulsively or unadvisedly (usually followed by out): He blurted out the hiding place of the spy.

noun

an abrupt utterance.

Origin of blurt

First recorded in 1565–75; apparently imitative
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blurt

/ (blɜːt) /

verb

(tr often foll by out) to utter suddenly and involuntarily

Word Origin for blurt

C16: probably of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for blurted

blurt


v.

1570s, probably echoic. Related: blurted; blurting. As a noun, 1570s, probably from the verb.

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