Definition of blabber in US English:



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

    ‘she blabbered on and on’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘Taylor gave up hope, realising that Simone wasn't going to give up until she was done blabbering about her date from last night.’
    • ‘And he went on blabbering and blabbering, yakety, yakety, yak…’
    • ‘But as you see I am blabbering on, so let me get back on track.’
    • ‘You call in the dead hours of the morning and start blabbering on about all this stuff?’
    • ‘He blabbers out nervously, ‘Well I better get out of here and go to sleep.’’
    • ‘Go for this drive and I guarantee you will be blabbering about it for at least five days.’
    • ‘All right, I will stop blabbering so you can read the story.’
    • ‘He blabbered, he purposely misunderstood you, he made terrifying jokes.’
    • ‘She blabbered on as usual when she is nervous, her words tumbling over each other.’
    • ‘He is 2 months from turning two, and he's already blabbering away like a toddler.’
    • ‘How can you understand what he's blabbering about unless you remember the point from before?’
    • ‘Everyone stared, expecting her to go on, blabber on, but she didn't.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 the teacher was so nice,’ she keeps blabbering, ‘what's his name again?’’
    • ‘Personally, I thought he blabbered on without establishing the rationale for his so-called policy initiatives, other than in sweeping feel-good ideological terms.’
    • ‘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.’
    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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  • 1A person who talks foolishly or indiscreetly.

    • ‘‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    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’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘This is just the conclusion with thank you notes and other mindless blabber about the story.’
      • ‘It should be most clear to precisely them that no policy will ever result from all the 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.’
      • ‘The current news was droll and uninteresting, blabber about the economy and whatnot, things for which at this stage he had no care.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Trying to recall how to address someone not a septuagenarian, I issued some standard there-there-everything's all-right 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.’
      • ‘At workplaces, bus-stations and inside railway compartments, the blabber is scarcely about anything but cricket.’
      • ‘Enough blabber - my point is, we're looking for new people.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I like you and I appreciate what you've done for backcountry skiing, but I am so sick of all this equipment blabber.’
      • ‘She was becoming tired of this girl and her nothingness blabber about how she would kill Maeve.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Anyway, now that I'm done with my blast of blabber, I will let you read chapter ten.’
      • ‘Forget about all the psychotic blabber and idiosyncratic ramblings about visions in his head.’
      • ‘Finally, time to think without their never-ending blabber.’
      prattle, babble, chatter, chattering, twitter, twittering, prating, gabble, jibber-jabber, patter, blather, rambling, twaddle, drivel
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