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 And while instructions like these may be normal for a chatterbox like Stalock, not every goalie is as loquacious. Sarah Mclellan, Star Tribune, "Wild's Alex Stalock (vocal) and Canucks' Jacob Markstrom (quiet) big contrast on ice," 7 Aug. 2020 There is Nicholas’s mother, a free-associating chatterbox whose every utterance confounds the rational mind. Washington Post, "Here are some of my favorite escapist novels. You may have other ideas. Share them with us.," 30 Apr. 2020 Mindy Kaling made her television debut 15 years ago on as Kelly Kapoor, the chatterbox customer-service representative with a cluttered desk in Dunder Mifflin’s annex. Laurel Benedum, ELLE Decor, "Mindy Kaling Gives ELLE Decor a First Look at Her Fabulous New (Real) Office," 27 Apr. 2020 The pair — McShane the chatterbox, Livingston the bashful one — sensed that even a town lost in the desert, where a soul could wander free to the horizon, might fret over a virus so mercurial and deadly. Melissa Etehadstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Nevada town lacked coronavirus news. A radio station came to the rescue," 14 Apr. 2020 Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to an Irish mother and an Ethiopian father, Negga grew up in Limerick, a chatterbox by her own admission, and infinitely curious. Robert Ito, New York Times, "In Hamlet and in Life, Ruth Negga Does Not Hold Back," 17 Jan. 2020 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

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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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“Chatterbox.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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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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