blurt out

verb (used with object)

  1. to utter suddenly or inadvertently; divulge impulsively or unadvisedly (usually followed by out): He blurted out the hiding place of the spy.


  1. an abrupt utterance.


  1. (tr often foll by out) to utter suddenly and involuntarily

1570s, probably echoic. Related: blurted; blurting. As a noun, 1570s, probably from the verb.

Say abruptly or inadvertently, utter without thinking. For example, Unfortunately he blurted out how much he hated formal dinners just as his hostess walked in. [Late 1500s]

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