noun \ˈblab\

Definition of BLAB

archaic :  one that blabs :  tattletale
:  idle or excessive talk :  chatter
blab·by \ˈbla-bē\ adjective

Origin of BLAB

Middle English blabbe; akin to Middle English blaberen
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with BLAB



: to say something that was supposed to be kept secret

: to talk too much


Full Definition of BLAB

intransitive verb
:  to talk idly or thoughtlessly
:  to reveal a secret especially by indiscreet chatter
transitive verb
:  to reveal especially without reserve or discretion <blabbed the whole affair to the press>

Examples of BLAB

  1. Don't tell Mary. She'll blab it all over town.
  2. How did she find out about the surprise party? Tom blabbed.
  3. He kept blabbing on and on about politics.

First Known Use of BLAB

15th century


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