blabber

verb
blab·ber | \ˈbla-bər \
blabbered; blabbering\ˈbla-b(ə-)riŋ \

Definition of blabber 

(Entry 1 of 3)

intransitive verb

: to talk foolishly or excessively

transitive verb

: to say indiscreetly

blabber

noun (1)

Definition of blabber (Entry 2 of 3)

: idle talk : babble

blabber

noun (2)

Definition of blabber (Entry 3 of 3)

: a person who blabs

First Known Use of blabber

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun (1)

circa 1913, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1557, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for blabber

Verb

Middle English blaberen

Noun (2)

blab entry 2

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