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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To utter suddenly and impulsively: blurt a confession.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To utter suddenly and unadvisedly; to speak quickly or without thought; to divulge inconsiderately — commonly with out.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To utter suddenly and unadvisedly; to divulge inconsiderately; to ejaculate; -- commonly with out.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To utter suddenly or inadvertently; divulge unadvisedly: commonly with out.
  • To treat contemptuously.
  • To puff or emit the breath explosively as in sleep, or contemptuously as in saying “pooh”; puff in scorn or with a contemptuous expression of the lips.
  • To burst out weeping.
  • n. A sudden puff or emission of the breath, especially in contempt, as when saying “pooh.”

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. utter impulsively

Etymologies

Probably imitative.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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