mo·​tor·​mouth ˈmō-tər-ˌmau̇th How to pronounce motormouth (audio)
: a person who talks excessively
motormouthed adjective

Examples of motormouth in a Sentence

I had to listen to the motormouth's cell phone conversations for the entire commute.
Recent Examples on the Web For fellow faculty member Naomi, played by Vanessa Hudgens in delightfully rude motormouth mode, Hugo’s is the center of the Owl universe. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 June 2023 As in previous years, performers, presenters and winners alike had to battle the nonstop din of the blaring motormouths who blathered throughout. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 May 2023 This was a small motormouth Italian man with a slight paunch, charming to his core, decked out with rings, and sporting an unruly mop of kinky hair. Corbin Smith, Rolling Stone, 8 Apr. 2023 Why should propriety keep his motormouth stuck in first gear? James Poniewozik, New York Times, 16 Aug. 2022 If no one has the courage to address this, a group intervention may be needed to stanch the motormouth. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, 2 June 2022 With its stylized neon visuals, motormouth quips and burst of Henry Mancini, Marco and Slippin' Jimmy's dive bar hustles play out like a scene from The Big Lebowski. Jon O'Brien, The Week, 18 Apr. 2022 Yet her snarling, motormouth raps stood out amid a wave of indie women rappers, from bloghouse darling Uffie to Chicago party-starter Kid Sister. Nolan Feeney, Billboard, 9 Feb. 2022 As did our own newsroom motormouths and, of course, the soul of any paper, printed or digital — you, our readers. New York Times, 8 Apr. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of motormouth was in 1955

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“Motormouth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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