verb (used with object)
- to utter suddenly or inadvertently; divulge impulsively or unadvisedly (usually followed by out): He blurted out the hiding place of the spy.
- an abrupt utterance.
- (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]