Definitions for blabblæb; ˈblæb ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

blabblæb; ˈblæb ər(v.; n.)blabbed also blab•bered, blab•bing also blab•ber•ing

also blab•ber

  1. (v.t.)to reveal indiscreetly and thoughtlessly:

    to blab secrets.

    Category: Informal

  2. (v.i.)to talk or chatter indiscreetly or thoughtlessly.

    Category: Informal

  3. (n.)idle, indiscreet chattering.

    Category: Informal

  4. a blabbermouth.

    Category: Informal

Origin of blab:

1325–75; ME blabbe (n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. spill the beans, let the cat out of the bag, talk, tattle, blab, peach, babble, sing, babble out, blab out(verb)

    divulge confidential information or secrets

    "Be careful--his secretary talks"

  2. chatter, piffle, palaver, prate, tittle-tattle, twaddle, clack, maunder, prattle, blab, gibber, tattle, blabber, gabble(verb)

    speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly


  1. blab(Noun)

    One who blabs; a babbler; a telltale; a gossip or gossiper.

  2. blab(Verb)

    To tell tales; to gossip without reserve or discretion.

  3. Origin: blabben, back-formation from blaberen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blab

    to utter or tell unnecessarily, or in a thoughtless manner; to publish (secrets or trifles) without reserve or discretion

  2. Blab(verb)

    to talk thoughtlessly or without discretion; to tattle; to tell tales

  3. Blab(noun)

    one who blabs; a babbler; a telltale


  1. BLAB!

    Blab! is a comics anthology edited by Monte Beauchamp. Though its primary focus is comics, it regularly features articles with non-comics illustration and graphic design. Early issues were published by Kitchen Sink Press. Issues #9–18 were published annually by Fantagraphics Books in a 120-page, 10" x 10" square format featuring both black-and-white and color art. In 2003, Chronicle Books published the book collection New & Used Blab!. As the title suggests, one half of the book consists of selections from previous issues while the other half features new works by frequent contributors. Several solo books by individual Blab! contributors have been published with the subtitle "A Blab! Storybook." 2007's issue #18 was the final edition of Blab!; in 2010, Last Gasp published the first issue of the hardcover Blab World, which replaces Blab!


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