Definitions for: Blab


[v] divulge information or secrets; spill the beans; "Be careful--his secretary talks"
[v] speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly



Webster (1913) Definition: Blab, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blabbed (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Blabbing.] [Cf. OE. blaberen, or Dan. blabbre, G. plappern,
Gael. blabaran a stammerer; prob. of imitative origin. Cf.
also Blubber, v.]
To utter or tell unnecessarily, or in a thoughtless manner;
to publish (secrets or trifles) without reserve or
discretion. --Udall.

And yonder a vile physician blabbing The case of his
patient. --Tennyson.


Blab, v. i.
To talk thoughtlessly or without discretion; to tattle; to
tell tales.

She must burst or blab. --Dryden.


Blab, n. [OE. blabbe.]
One who blabs; a babbler; a telltale. ``Avoided as a blab.''
--Milton.

For who will open himself to a blab or a babbler.
--Bacon.

Synonyms: babble, babble out, blab out, blabber, chatter, clack, gabble, gibber, maunder, palaver, peach, piffle, prate, prattle, sing, talk, tattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle

Antonyms: keep one's mouth shut, keep quiet, shut one's mouth

See Also: blather, blether, blither, break, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, give away, impart, let on, let out, mouth, reveal, smatter, speak, utter, verbalise, verbalize

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