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English Dictionary: blab by the DICT Development Group
4 results for blab
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
blab
v
  1. divulge confidential information or secrets; "Be careful-- his secretary talks"
    Synonym(s): spill the beans, let the cat out of the bag, talk, tattle, blab, peach, babble, sing, babble out, blab out
    Antonym(s): keep one's mouth shut, keep quiet, shut one's mouth
  2. speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    Synonym(s): chatter, piffle, palaver, prate, tittle- tattle, twaddle, clack, maunder, prattle, blab, gibber, tattle, blabber, gabble
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Blab \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Blab \Blab\, v. i.
      To talk thoughtlessly or without discretion; to tattle; to
      tell tales.
  
               She must burst or blab.                           --Dryden.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Blab \Blab\, n. [OE. blabbe.]
      One who blabs; a babbler; a telltale. [bd]Avoided as a
      blab.[b8] --Milton.
  
               For who will open himself to a blab or a babbler.
                                                                              --Bacon.
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