Definition of blab in English:

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blab

Pronunciation: /blab/

verb (blabs, blabbing, blabbed)

[no object] informal
1Reveal secrets by indiscreet talk: she blabbed to the press [with object]: there’s no need to blab the whole story
More example sentences
  • She can't go blabbing out secrets after the third round of drinks.
  • Apparently, he had blabbed out to the whole school that Sean was my boyfriend.
  • That's how long it had been since he'd blabbed about the whole movie theater incident.
Synonyms
1.1Talk foolishly or mindlessly: they blab on about responsibility
More example sentences
  • They blab on about this header and that corner, about free kicks, fouls, yellow cards, and sendings off and about players being offside.
  • These guys know how to write a catchy tune, but, occasionally, his lyrics tend to blab on about the typical whiny stuff too much.
  • But anyways, I don't really want to blab on and on.

noun

A person who blabs: Sam should not have gone soft on a blab who squealed
More example sentences
  • Anyhoo, it annoys me when the blabs plump for the same stuff.
  • We thought it was a good deal; Grandma could smoke her cigars in Edith's face and catch up on all the daily gossip since Edith was a big blab.

Origin

Middle English (as a noun): probably of Germanic origin; ultimately imitative.

Words that rhyme with blab

cab, confab, crab, Crabbe, dab, drab, fab, flab, gab, grab, jab, kebab, lab, nab, scab, slab, smash-and-grab, stab, tab

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Line breaks: blab

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