chat·​ter·​box ˈcha-tər-ˌbäks How to pronounce chatterbox (audio)
: one who engages in much idle talk

Examples of chatterbox in a Sentence

That little girl is a chatterbox. my seat companion was a chatterbox who never once stopped talking
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Word History

First Known Use

1774, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chatterbox was in 1774

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“Chatterbox.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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chat·​ter·​box ˈchat-ər-ˌbäks How to pronounce chatterbox (audio)
: a person who talks continually

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