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Definition of BLAB

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Blab \Blab\, v. i.
     To talk thoughtlessly or without discretion; to tattle; to tell tales. [1913 Webster]

           She must burst or blab.                  --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Blab \Blab\, n. [OE. blabbe.]
     One who blabs; a babbler; a telltale. "Avoided as a blab."
     --Milton.
     [1913 Webster]

           For who will open himself to a blab or a babbler.
                                                    --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Blab \Blab\ (bl[a^]b), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blabbed} (bl[a^]bd); 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; -- sometimes used with out. --Udall. [1913 Webster]

           And yonder a vile physician blabbing
           The case of his patient.                 --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

142 Moby Thesaurus words for "blab":
     agreeable rattle, babble, babblement, babbler, bavardage, be indiscreet, be unguarded, bear witness against, betray, betray a confidence, betrayer, bibble-babble, big talker, blabber, blabberer, blabbermouth, blah-blah, blather, blatherer, blether, blethers, blow the whistle, blurt, blurt out, broadcast, cackle, caquet, caqueterie, chat, chatter, chatterbox, chatterer, chitter-chatter, clack, clatter, delator, disclose, dither, divulge, expose, fink, gab, gabber, gabble, gabbler, gas, gasbag, gibber, gibble-gabble, gibble-gabbler, give away, go on, gossip, great talker, guff, gush, haver, hot air, hot-air artist, idle chatterer, idle talk, inform, inform against, inform on, informer, jabber, jabberer, jaw, jay, leak, let drop, let fall, let slip, magpie, mere talk, moulin a paroles, narc, natter, noise about, nonsense talk, palaver, patter, patterer, peach, peacher, pour forth, prate, prater, prating, prattle, prattler, prittle-prattle, ramble on, rat, rattle, rattle on, reel off, reveal, reveal a secret, rumor, run on, sell out, sing, snitch, snitch on, snitcher, spill, spill the beans, spout, spout off, spy, squeal, squealer, stool, stool pigeon, stoolie, talebearer, talk, talk away, talk nonsense, talk on, talkee-talkee, tattle, tattle on, tattler, tattletale, tell on, tell secrets, tell tales, telltale, testify against, tittle-tattle, turn informer, twaddle, twattle, waffle, whistle-blower, windbag, windjammer, word-slinger, yak, yakkety-yak


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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