fast-talked; fast-talking; fast-talks

transitive verb

: to influence or persuade by fluent, facile, and usually deceptive or tricky talk
fast-talked him into buying a lemon
fast-talker noun

Examples of fast-talk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As directed by Alex Timbers, his character’s sheer volume of jokes per minute throughout the musical — some of which involve a cheer squad, a gospel choir and a faux game show — are fired off at a steady clip akin to Keaton’s fast-talking dialogue onscreen. Ashley Lee, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Aug. 2023 January’s head-spinning series of events seemed to herald the arrival of a new filmmaking force in the form of two fast-talking film bros from the literal other end of the earth. Vulture, 17 July 2023 The billboard was erected by Yu Minghui, a fast-talking entrepreneur who hails from a village near the famous Shaolin Temple in China’s Henan province and first came to Kabul in April 2002, shortly after the U.S.-led invasion. Gerry Shih, Washington Post, 24 May 2023 For as much as Anderson’s films call for his actors to flatten their delivery, his first foray into stop-motion animation picked up the pace considerably, and Clooney zips right along with his character’s fast-talking schemes. Joe Reid, Vulture, 26 June 2023 Over the course of his career, the famously fast-talking and outraged comedian became a mainstay in clubs from Midtown to Vegas. Shania Russell,, 7 June 2023 Pat Cooper, the famously fast-talking and angry stand-up comedian who often appeared on Ed Sullivan and Howard Stern’s shows, died Tuesday in Las Vegas. Pat Saperstein, Variety, 7 June 2023 Their real talent seems to lie in fast-talking media platforms into giving them an undeserved platform to unfairly target iconic pillars of U.S. enterprise. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Fortune, 5 June 2023 The Emmy-winning HBO series will come to an end on Sunday after four fast-talking seasons of sharp and dramatic television. Alli Rosenbloom, CNN, 28 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fast-talk was in 1945

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“Fast-talk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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