blurt out

blurt

[blurt]
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.
noun
2.
an abrupt utterance.

Origin:
1565–75; apparently imitative

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blurt (blɜːt)
 
vb (often foll by out)
to utter suddenly and involuntarily
 
[C16: probably of imitative origin]

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Word Origin & History

blurt
1570s, probably echoic.
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Idioms & Phrases

blurt out

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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