Blab

Definition of Blab

Pronunciation: blăb
v. t.1.To utter or tell unnecessarily, or in a thoughtless manner; to publish (secrets or trifles) without reserve or discretion; - sometimes used with out.
[imp. & p. p. Blabbed (blăbd); p. pr. & vb. n. Blabbing.]
And yonder a vile physician blabbing
The case of his patient.
- Tennyson.
v. i.1.To talk thoughtlessly or without discretion; to tattle; to tell tales.
She must burst or blab.
- Dryden.
n.1.One who blabs; a babbler; a telltale.
For who will open himself to a blab or a babbler.
- Bacon.

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