\ ˈmau̇-thē How to pronounce mouthy (audio) , -t͟hē How to pronounce mouthy (audio) \
mouthier; mouthiest

Definition of mouthy

1 : marked by bombast or back talk
2 : excessively talkative : garrulous

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Examples of mouthy in a Sentence

those mouthy motorists who can't seem to stay off their cell phones
Recent Examples on the Web The blackberry, mint, bourbon and that red wine floater had a mouthy, sweet, balanced taste to it that lingered on your tongue. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "Shrubs, syrups ... and French bread? Take a look at 6 unique spins on mint juleps," 8 Apr. 2021 Lisa Hall, a short, mouthy blonde who acted and sang, was behind the bar. Elon Green, Vulture, "When the Last Call Killer Came to Five Oaks," 24 Feb. 2021 The three in Marson’s command are mouthy Asch (Chris Brochu), all-American Heisman (RJ Fetherstonhaugh) and malcontent Joyner (Sam Keeley). Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times, "Review: The soldiers in ‘Recon’ gab their way through a dangerous mission," 10 Nov. 2020 Olson - who had a rep as a tough, mouthy and cocky player - had begun his career with Cleveland, 1911 to 1914. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Cleveland Indians win first World Series game vs. Brooklyn: 1920 Game 1," 5 Oct. 2020 Now, Erica Calihan and her merry band of mouthy malcontents are back threatening a revolt if Beshear doesn't reopen businesses in the state. Joseph Gerth, The Courier-Journal, "Gerth: Dumb protesters in Frankfort don't care if you die, you're messing with their money," 16 Apr. 2020 There's a familiar AMG grille with vertical louvers, a new front bumper with mouthy black air intakes, flared wheel arches, a rear diffuser, and big rectangular exhaust outlets. Scott Oldham, Car and Driver, "Mercedes-AMG's GLS63 Is a Ballistic School Bus," 2 Mar. 2020 Even the clown, a peppy Amy Gordon, playing a mouthy pigeon, couldn’t fly free of innuendo. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "Review: The Big Apple Circus Still Delivers," 4 Nov. 2019 According to two new studies, the highly-contagious virus also destroys kids’ immune defenses, undoing years of their mouthy recon and leaving them vulnerable to countless germs. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Here’s how measles wipes out the immune system’s memory," 6 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of mouthy

1589, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Apr 2021

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“Mouthy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of mouthy

informal : talking too much and often in an unpleasant or rude way

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