mouthier; mouthiest
: marked by bombast or back talk
: excessively talkative : garrulous

Examples of mouthy in a Sentence

those mouthy motorists who can't seem to stay off their cell phones
Recent Examples on the Web Ewan McGregor initially seems like an odd casting choice to play Count Alexander Rostov — a 1920s aristocrat whose mouthy ways lead to his getting forever confined by a Bolshevik court panel to the ritzy Metropol hotel. Randy Myers, The Mercury News, 27 Mar. 2024 But the bad blood with the Grizzlies stemmed primarily from mouthy swingman Dillon Brooks, who is now in Houston -- a place that has developed a bizarre social media rivalry with Cleveland, in large part due to the Evan Mobley-Jalen Green draft debate in 2021. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 18 Aug. 2023 And definitely a mouthy Latino. Benjamin Wallace-Wells, The New Yorker, 16 Feb. 2023 That'll teach you to get mouthy with the master. Keith Kloor, Discover Magazine, 22 Feb. 2011 And for his part, Ronald didn’t jump or get mouthy with the children or Billie. Praveena Somasundaram, Washington Post, 20 Jan. 2023 Cleveland led 81-76 at the time -- and pulled away, outscoring mouthy Memphis 47-37 following the incident. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 2 Feb. 2023 Just the lonesome sounds of mouthy coyotes up to no good, cat squirrels hustling grub, and, hopefully, a big ol’ buck trying to slip by in the brush without getting noticed. Matt Williams, Dallas News, 27 Oct. 2022 Rosetta's target, Comet 67P (its mouthy full name is Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko) is a frozen relic from the early days of the solar system. Corey S Powell, Discover Magazine, 24 Oct. 2014

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'mouthy.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1589, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of mouthy was in 1589

Dictionary Entries Near mouthy

Cite this Entry

“Mouthy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!