If you want to gain a reputation for eccentricity and to be universally dreaded, blurt out the plain truth on all occasions.
He hemmed and hawed, and finally had to blurt out that he didn't own the place.
Anstruther's proposal, however, helped him to blurt out what he intuitively felt to be a disagreeable fact.
Tode's egotism would have compelled him to blurt out that fact.
So it seemed on the whole more expedient to blurt out her remarks without any attempt at frills or amplification.
It seemed altogether too fine for my family, but I could only blurt weakly, "Yessir."
And she realised that she could not blurt out the naked truth in words.
It was on the tip of his tongue to blurt out: “And lose your shot at the estate?”
Sometimes he thought that it would be more endurable to blurt out the truth and go into banishment.
How indiscreet I am; I blurt out every thing that is in my heart.
1570s, probably echoic. Related: blurted; blurting. As a noun, 1570s, probably from the verb.