One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verbblabbed, blabbing, blabs[no object]informal
Reveal secrets by indiscreet talk.‘she blabbed to the press’with object ‘there's no need to blab the whole story’
talk, give the game away, give the show away, open one's mouth, tellblurt out, let slip, let out, tell, reveal, betray, disclose, give away, divulge, leak, blow the lid off, take the lid off, blow something wide openView synonyms
- ‘When officials blabbed to reporters and anyone who would listen, they didn't realize that they were aiding and abetting an elaborate ploy to stick it to the CIA.’
- ‘So go on kids - find yourself a nice juicy secret and blab it all over the place.’
- ‘There are going to be a few appearances that night, but I think they're sort of secret so I won't blab.’
- ‘If I stand trial, they will put me under a truth potion, and I will blab all kinds of secrets… including yours.’
- ‘Okay, it doesn't matter, but don't go blabbing about this to the whole world, okay?’
- ‘He thought that he could control the story, yet failed to spot one vital element: unless he blabbed, there was no story.’
- ‘I wont go blabbing your secrets around the school and I won't tell your guardians,’ he smiled.’
- ‘There has been a notable level of professionalism about the case, with none of the usual media leaks and no members blabbing too much to get some TV airtime.’
- ‘Not long ago one constituent flipped out and started blabbing to the feds and the press.’
- ‘My tot's secret was blabbed by her nursery nurse.’
- ‘She had blabbed to the whole world about what he pulled on the boys.’
- ‘She can't go blabbing out secrets after the third round of drinks.’
- ‘That's how long it had been since he'd blabbed about the whole movie theater incident.’
- ‘Who do you think would have blabbed about it to the whole school first?’
- ‘Get in the car, or we'll blab to the whole school, and your brother.’
- ‘Apparently, he had blabbed out to the whole school that Sean was my boyfriend.’
- ‘Public servants are obliged to consider whether or not they are blabbing a government secret on a constant basis.’
- ‘The Appeals Court canned him for blabbing to the press, and threw him off the case, but decided that his verdict hadn't been tainted by bias.’
- ‘I don't know what you know, but, for once, can you not do the sneaky thing, and blab it to the whole world, or post it on your evil blog, or whatever.’
- ‘But tell him I want this handled by people who are reliable, who won't go blabbing to the press.’
A person who blabs.
- ‘Anyhoo, it annoys me when the blabs plump for the same stuff.’
- ‘We thought it was a good deal; Grandma could smoke her cigars in Edith's face and catch up on all the daily gossip since Edith was a big blab.’
Middle English (as a noun): probably of Germanic origin; ultimately imitative.
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.