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blab

noun \ ˈblab \
|Updated on: 28 Jun 2018

Definition of blab

1 archaic : one that blabs : tattletale
2 : idle or excessive talk : chatter

blabby

play \ˈbla-bē\ adjective

Recent Examples of blab from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of blab

Middle English blabbe; akin to Middle English blaberen


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blab

verb

Definition of blab

blabbed; blabbing
1 : to talk idly or thoughtlessly
2 : to reveal a secret especially by indiscreet chatter
: to reveal especially without reserve or discretion
  • blabbed the whole affair to the press

Examples of blab in a Sentence

  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.

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First Known Use of blab

15th century

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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blab Synonyms

Related Words

gossip, tattle;

descant, discuss, expatiate;

yak (also yack), yammer, yap;

Phrases

blow smoke, chew the fat (also chew the rag), shoot the breeze, talk a blue streak;


BLAB Defined for English Language Learners

blab

Definition of blab for English Language Learners

  • : to say something that was supposed to be kept secret

  • : to talk too much


BLAB Defined for Kids

blab

verb \ ˈblab \

Definition of blab for Students

blabbed; blabbing
1 : to reveal a secret
2 : to talk too much


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