Verb blab Definition and Examples


Verb:

blab

Definition as verb:

Verb

blab (third-person singular simple present blabs, present participle blabbing, simple past and past participle blabbed)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To tell tales; to gossip without reserve or discretion.

More definition:


1.to reveal indiscreetly and thoughtlessly, They blabbed my confidences to everyone.


2.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.


3.idle, indiscreet chattering.

4.a person who blabs; blabbermouth.

1. to divulge (secrets) indiscreetly

2. (intransitive) to chatter thoughtlessly; prattle noun

3. a less common word for blabber (sense 1), blabber (sense 2) Derived Formsblabbing, noun, adjective Word OriginC14, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German blabbizōn, Icelandic blabbraCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
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].

Examples:

I'd try to smooth over the missing picture with Miss Worthington by telling her about this here notebook, but I can't be sure she'd keep her mouth shut and not blab about it to the Quincy ladies.



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