mo·​tor·​mouth | \ ˈmō-tər-ˌmau̇th How to pronounce motormouth (audio) \

Definition of motormouth

: a person who talks excessively

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motormouthed \ ˈmō-​tər-​ˌmau̇t͟hd How to pronounce motormouth (audio) , -​ˌmau̇tht \ 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 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 Rome works mostly in comic mode as the fussy motormouth Marian, who at one point cajoles her entire household, male and female, to participate in a ritual exploration of the Sacred Yoni. Celia Wren, Washington Post, 1 Mar. 2020 His Bufalino is a million miles from the aggressive motormouth Pesci played in Goodfellas; this is a portrait of real, frightening authority, of a man who never needs to raise his voice to command a room. David Sims, The Atlantic, 1 Nov. 2019 The smackdown reign of Dwayne Johnson: Peaks in 'Hobbs & Shaw' Ryan Reynolds can kill as Locke Reynolds working his motormouth against the 6-foot-5 Johnson is the verbal screen match-up the world desperately needed. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 2 Aug. 2019 At a conference in Tel Aviv, Giuliani, the motormouth lawyer for President Donald Trump, was asked whether his employer respects women. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, 7 June 2018 In Vaughn, Hollywood found its favorite motormouth. Matt Patches, Esquire, 29 June 2015 Kyle Laing does much to keep the energy level high as comic motormouth Matthew Fulton, a slick political operative. Matthew J. Palm,, 13 Oct. 2017 And while Soraya is a proper little motormouth, her big sis is rendered near-mute by a cripplingly extreme speech impediment. Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of motormouth

1955, in the meaning defined above

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“Motormouth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of motormouth

: a person who talks too much


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