blabber

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v blabber speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    • n blabber one who reveals confidential information in return for money
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Blabber one who blabr; a tattler; a telltale.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • blabber To speak inarticulately; babble; mumble.
    • blabber To tell tales; blab; talk idly.
    • blabber To fib; falter.
    • blabber To whistle to a horse.
    • n blabber A tattler; a telltale.
    • blabber Swollen; protruding: as, blabber-lipped; blabber cheeks.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Blabber one who blabs
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. blabbe, a chatterer, also Blabber, to babble, with which cf. Norse blabbra, Ger. plappern.

Usage

In literature:

Your old sweetheart an't far off, and she's a blabber.
"Little Dorrit" by Charles Dickens
If you like to tell me more, you can do it quite safely; I'm no blabber, and I'm not a rascal.
"In the Year of Jubilee" by George Gissing
Gray was no blabber.
"The Art of Letters" by Robert Lynd
Which, but revealed, brings on the blabber's ruin.
"Strange Pages from Family Papers" by T. F. Thiselton Dyer
No butter, no sweet milk but us got blabber and buttermilk.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Pal, we're blabber-mouths compared with your British Intelligence Service.
"Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal" by Robert Sydney Bowen
Just as soon as a woman reads a book, she's got to talk highfurlutin' blabber.
"A Yankee from the West" by Opie Read
I guessed of course that some Nihilist blabber had told the facts, and that I was bound for Siberia, or worse.
"By Right of Sword" by Arthur W. Marchmont
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In poetry:

Drop it, don't blabber!"
"From now on I'd better -
Pound gravel!"
- "All the more reason to sing!"
"Conversation With A Genius" by Marina Ivanova Tsvetaeva
There is no more wine left in the chalice,
And the plate that’s served is hot red pepper.
Silence! O you: bunch of silly blabbers,
Dare you laughing at the poor old mandarin.
"Three Wives Of A Mandarin" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev

In news:

Before the factory workers came out, the reporters complained about real issues the tech community (including VentureBeat) has been blabbering about since launch of the iPhone.
It didn't take more than a few minutes after presidential candidate Sen John McCain announced Alaska Gov Sarah Palin as his Republican running mate for the skeptics to start blabbering.
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