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blab

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noun \ˈblab\

Definition of blab

  1. 1 archaic :  one that blabs :  tattletale

  2. 2 :  idle or excessive talk :  chatter

blabby

play \ˈbla-bē\ adjective

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. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to talk idly or thoughtlessly

  3. 2 :  to reveal a secret especially by indiscreet chatter

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  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


BLAB Defined for English Language Learners

blab

verb

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

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verb \ˈblab\

Definition of blab for Students

blabbed

;

blabbing

  1. 1 :  to reveal a secret

  2. 2 :  to talk too much



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