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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English blabben (to talk foolishly), perhaps from Middle English blabbe (idle talk; talebearer). Compare Middle English blaberen (to blabber, babble), Middle High German blabezen (to stammer, babble).

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blab (third-person singular simple present blabs, present participle blabbing, simple past and past participle blabbed)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To tell tales; to gossip without reserve or discretion.
    • (Can we date this quote by Tennyson and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      And yonder a vile physician blabbing / The case of his patient.

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blab (countable and uncountable, plural blabs)

  1. (countable) One who blabs; a babbler; a telltale; a gossip or gossiper.
  2. (uncountable) Gossip; prattle.

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