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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BLAB

"It is so easy not to blab when one has nothing to tell," said Jekyl, smiling.

You an' I ain't got noth'n' to worry about, Ingua—unless you blab.'

I mean that Dick Prescott and his gang had to go and blab on us!

Should he blab it out, and so be poor again, and lose the crock?

Betsy, if I talk out square you 'll not blab it all 'round the village, will yer?

Mother earth will not blab to any one; she'll keep it close.

The reader will bear in mind that Oliver means the moon—to "whiddle" is to blab.

It iss only geese that blab out all they think to everybody that asks them questions.

I'd be the very last to blab; and I like fun as well as anybody.

So in case she gets a chance to blab to someone, we'll say you had it.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., apparently from Middle English noun blabbe "one who does not control his tongue" (late 13c.), probably echoic. Related: Blabbed; blabbing. The exact relationship between the blabs and blabber is difficult to determine. The noun was "[e]xceedingly common in 16th and 17th c.; unusual in literature since c 1750" [OED].

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