Origin of blurt16th-17th circa ; probably echoic
The definition of blurt means to quickly say something without having thought about it.
An example of blurt is to accidentally tell someone's secret.
transitive verbblurt·ed, blurt·ing, blurts
To utter suddenly and impulsively: blurt a confession.
Origin of blurtProbably imitative
(third-person singular simple present blurts, present participle blurting, simple past and past participle blurted)
- Players should not blurt out the rule before everyone has figured it out, as that would ruin the game for the other players.
- "I'm sorry," he managed to blurt out.