chat·​ter·​box | \ ˈcha-tər-ˌbäks How to pronounce chatterbox (audio) \

Definition of chatterbox

: one who engages in much idle talk

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Examples of chatterbox in a Sentence

That little girl is a chatterbox. my seat companion was a chatterbox who never once shut up during the whole trip
Recent Examples on the Web Constant interruptions and chatterbox companions can contribute to a lack of credible progress. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, "Horoscope for Nov. 26, 2019: Cancer, time to clear the clutter; Aquarius, show your gratitude," 26 Nov. 2019 Frankie Heck, Carol is a chatterbox, essentially optimistic and cheerful, and not particularly interested in following the rules. Los Angeles Times, "There’s life in sitcoms beyond ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Friends.’ See: Patricia Heaton, Walton Goggins," 26 Sep. 2019 The band continues to earn acclaim for its powerhouse sound and flippant energy on stage, both of which will be in particular abundance alongside chatterbox opener Liam Gallagher of Oasis. Andrea Domanick, Los Angeles Times, "Best concerts in L.A. this week, Halloween edition: Spooky! Scary!," 23 Oct. 2019 Sequin is hardly a chatterbox, but the actor is wonderfully expressive, capturing both the character’s pouting self-assurance and his ratcheting frazzlement. Harry Windsor, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Sequin in a Blue Room': Film Review | Outfest 2019," 22 July 2019 The Holts would have made Calvin Coolidge seem like a chatterbox. Mike Finger,, "With Spurs, as always, mum’s the word," 16 July 2019 The chatterbox in chief has eschewed the traditional way that presidents communicate with members of Congress, calling lawmakers at all hours of the day without warning and sometimes with no real agenda. Seung-min Kim, The Seattle Times, "‘He just picks up’: Trump and the lawmakers he loves to talk to on the phone," 20 Feb. 2019 Of course, not every Sagittarian dad loves the outdoors, and there are probably a few Gemini dads who aren't chatterboxes., "The Perfect Father's Day Gift For Every Dad In The Zodiac," 12 June 2018 Accompanied by a chatterbox of a donkey (Eddie Murphy), Shrek sets out on a long, arduous journey that quickly goes off the rails. New York Times, "What’s on TV Monday: ‘John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls’ and ‘The Bachelorette’," 28 May 2018

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First Known Use of chatterbox

1774, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chatterbox was in 1774

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29 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Chatterbox.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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How to pronounce chatterbox (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of chatterbox

informal : a person who talks a lot


chat·​ter·​box | \ ˈcha-tər-ˌbäks How to pronounce chatterbox (audio) \

Kids Definition of chatterbox

: a person who talks a lot

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