Slabber vs Blabber - What's the difference?

slabber | blabber |

As nouns the difference between slabber and blabber

is that slabber is an inhabitant of (slab city), a snowbird campsite in the colorado desert in southeastern california while blabber is a person who blabs; a tattler; a telltale.

As a verb blabber is

to blather; to talk foolishly or incoherently.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) slaberen, from (etyl) . More at (l).

Alternative forms

* (l), (l)


(en verb)
  • To let saliva or other liquid fall from the mouth carelessly; drivel; slaver.
  • To eat hastily or in a slovenly manner, as liquid food.
  • To wet and befoul by liquids falling carelessly from the mouth; slaver; slobber.
  • * Arbuthnot
  • He slabbered me over, from cheek to cheek, with his great tongue.
  • To cover, as with a liquid spill; soil; befoul.
  • * Tusser
  • The milk pan and cream pot so slabbered and tost / That butter is wanting and cheese is half lost.


    (en noun)
  • Moisture falling from the mouth; slaver.
  • Etymology 2


    (en noun)
  • A saw for cutting slabs from logs.
  • A slabbing machine.
  • (Webster 1913)




    (en verb)
  • To blather; to talk foolishly or incoherently.
  • * 2014 , Richard Szweda, Silenius' Gift
  • He blabbered away about how he knew where some treasure was hidden and he would tell us if only we would swear to save his life.
  • To blab; to let out a secret.
  • Synonyms

    * See also


    (en noun)
  • A person who blabs; a tattler; a telltale.
  • Anagrams