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

Blab \Blab\, verb (used without an object) To talk thoughtlessly or without discretion; to tattle; to tell tales.

She must burst or blab. --Dryden.

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

Blab \Blab\, noun [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.

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

Blab \Blab\ (bl[a^]b), verb (used with an object) [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.

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

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

blab

verb

1: divulge confidential information or secrets; "Be careful-- his secretary talks" [syn: {spill the beans}, {let the cat out of the bag}, {talk}, {tattle}, {blab}, {peach}, {babble}, {sing}, {babble out}, {blab out}] [ant: {keep one's mouth shut}, {keep quiet}, {shut one's mouth}]

2: speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly [syn: {chatter}, {piffle}, {palaver}, {prate}, {tittle- tattle}, {twaddle}, {clack}, {maunder}, {prattle}, {blab}, {gibber}, {tattle}, {blabber}, {gabble}]


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