Definition of blabber in US English:

blabber

verb

[no object]informal
  • Talk foolishly, mindlessly, or excessively.

    ‘she blabbered on and on’
    • ‘All right, I will stop blabbering so you can read the story.’
    • ‘Taylor gave up hope, realising that Simone wasn't going to give up until she was done blabbering about her date from last night.’
    • ‘But as you see I am blabbering on, so let me get back on track.’
    • ‘How can you understand what he's blabbering about unless you remember the point from before?’
    • ‘Personally, I thought he blabbered on without establishing the rationale for his so-called policy initiatives, other than in sweeping feel-good ideological terms.’
    • ‘Go for this drive and I guarantee you will be blabbering about it for at least five days.’
    • ‘He is 2 months from turning two, and he's already blabbering away like a toddler.’
    • ‘Everyone stared, expecting her to go on, blabber on, but she didn't.’
    • ‘Romeo and Juliet is definitely unrealistic in my opinion, but I will stop now, otherwise I will just blabber on about why I think it's not too good.’
    • ‘Instead he just made some intelligent statements, and let his boss blabber on and on repeating himself endlessly.’
    • ‘That's because once the balls stop bouncing, the mouths start blabbering, providing precious grist for the league's rumor mill.’
    • ‘You call in the dead hours of the morning and start blabbering on about all this stuff?’
    • ‘Every time a politician gets in front of the media, they immediately start blabbering on about how they're going to fix corruption, rebuild the community, or something equally pointless.’
    • ‘And he went on blabbering and blabbering, yakety, yakety, yak…’
    • ‘So, remember the other day when I was blabbering about how I made a CD to help me sort of zone out when trying to achieve an out-of-body experience?’
    • ‘She blabbered on as usual when she is nervous, her words tumbling over each other.’
    • ‘He blabbers out nervously, ‘Well I better get out of here and go to sleep.’’
    • ‘Sometimes my mouth just takes on a life of it's own and starts blabbering about something and by the time my brain's caught up I have no idea what I've gotten myself into.’
    • ‘He blabbered, he purposely misunderstood you, he made terrifying jokes.’
    • ‘‘And the teacher was so nice,’ she keeps blabbering, ‘what's his name again?’’
    prattle, chatter, babble, prate, blather, blether, ramble, gabble, jabber, twitter, go on, run on, rattle away, rattle on, blither, maunder, drivel, patter, gossip, tittle-tattle, tattle, yap, jibber-jabber, cackle
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noun

informal
  • 1A person who talks foolishly or indiscreetly.

    • ‘See, the fact is that this talk show host and his fellow blabbers say this kind of stuff all the time.’
    • ‘Rick, the wonderful little blabber he is, had told his new friends about the swimming hole.’
    • ‘‘But it's just a ordinary dog’ - now I sound like a blabber.’
    • ‘Last night, the news show blabber suggested that the powerfully moving hug between the government official and the mother of the fallen Marine, was staged.’
    gossip, gossipmonger, scandalmonger, blabbermouth, blabber, busybody, chatterer, prattler, babbler
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    1. 1.1 Foolish or mindless talk.
      ‘annoyed by their endless blabber’
      • ‘He required a replay to despatch his lowly opponent in the previous round, and all the blabber about plummeting morale and squad antagonism is surely not helping their cause.’
      • ‘Most yoga and meditation groups speak of them, along with other esoteric blabber such as the raising of kundalini, opening of chakras, and other things which no one has actually experienced.’
      • ‘Trying to recall how to address someone not a septuagenarian, I issued some standard there-there-everything's all-right blabber.’
      • ‘Marketing drives much of the blabber about blubber, and the best way to hook a mass audience is to make a diet plan as simplistic and one-dimensional as possible.’
      • ‘It should be most clear to precisely them that no policy will ever result from all the blabber.’
      • ‘But she'd been reading cheap romance novels purchased from the bookstore next door, so when she started spouting unrealistic blabber about needs and desires I ignored her.’
      • ‘I think I prefer to shift through information first and take my time to think about what I write - lest all that raw, reactive blabber does nothing but add to the noise.’
      • ‘Finally, time to think without their never-ending blabber.’
      • ‘I like you and I appreciate what you've done for backcountry skiing, but I am so sick of all this equipment blabber.’
      • ‘The occasional smorgasbord of blabber and non-news will continue to torture us, but that horrid and sordid story will struggle for space now in a sporting world gone pigskin mad.’
      • ‘Enough blabber - my point is, we're looking for new people.’
      • ‘This is just the conclusion with thank you notes and other mindless blabber about the story.’
      • ‘The current news was droll and uninteresting, blabber about the economy and whatnot, things for which at this stage he had no care.’
      • ‘Forget about all the psychotic blabber and idiosyncratic ramblings about visions in his head.’
      • ‘She was becoming tired of this girl and her nothingness blabber about how she would kill Maeve.’
      • ‘At workplaces, bus-stations and inside railway compartments, the blabber is scarcely about anything but cricket.’
      • ‘Anyway, now that I'm done with my blast of blabber, I will let you read chapter ten.’
      • ‘Tucking her money into her pocket, she exited her house, glad to be rid of Leonie's blabber about her beautiful sister and handsome Warren.’
      prattle, babble, chatter, chattering, twitter, twittering, prating, gabble, jibber-jabber, patter, blather, rambling, twaddle, drivel
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Pronunciation

blabber

/ˈblabər//ˈblæbər/