UK [ˈblæbə(r)] / US [ˈblæbər] verb [intransitive]
Word forms "blabber":
present tense I/you/we/they blabber he/she/it blabbers present participle blabbering past tense blabbered past participle blabbered informal
to talk too much, especially about things that should be kept secret, in a way that annoys other people

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  • blabber — index jargon (unintelligible language) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • blabber — (v.) mid 14c., to speak as an infant speaks, frequentative of blabben, of echoic origin (Cf. O.N. blabbra, Dan. blabbre babble, Ger. plappern to babble ). Meaning to talk excessively is from late 14c. Related: Blabbered; blabbering …   Etymology dictionary

  • blabber — informal ► VERB ▪ talk indiscreetly or excessively. ► NOUN 1) a person who blabbers. 2) indiscreet or excessive talk …   English terms dictionary

  • blabber — [blab′ər] vt., vi. [ME blabberen, freq. of blabben, like ON blabbra, echoic] [Informal or Dial.] to blab or babble n. [< BLAB + ER] a person who blabs …   English World dictionary

  • Blabber — This unusual and intriguing name is of early medieval English origin, and is one of a large group of early surnames that were gradually created from the habitual use of a nickname. In this instance the nickname was given to someone thought to be… …   Surnames reference

  • blabber — I blab, blabber (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. babble, chatter; tattle, gossip. See loquacity, disclosure. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. prattle, jabber, drivel; see nonsense 1 . v. Syn. chatter, prattle, gabble; see babble . III (Roget …   English dictionary for students

  • blabber — blab|ber [ˈblæbə US ər] v [i]informal to talk in a silly or annoying way for a long time blabber on ▪ I wish she d stop blabbering on about her boyfriends …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blabber — I. verb (blabbered; blabbering) Etymology: Middle English blaberen Date: 14th century intransitive verb to talk foolishly or excessively transitive verb to say indiscreetly II. noun Date: circa 1913 idle talk …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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