Blabbing
Blab Blab (bl[a^]b), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blabbed} (bl[a^]bd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Blabbing}.] [Cf. OE. blaberen, or Dan. blabbre, G. plappern, Gael. blabaran a stammerer; prob. of imitative origin. Cf. also {Blubber}, v.] To utter or tell unnecessarily, or in a thoughtless manner; to publish (secrets or trifles) without reserve or discretion; -- sometimes used with out. --Udall. [1913 Webster]

And yonder a vile physician blabbing The case of his patient. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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