\ 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 Game 2 between the Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets became physical, players became mouthy and tensions ran high. oregonlive, 25 May 2021 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, 8 Apr. 2021 Lisa Hall, a short, mouthy blonde who acted and sang, was behind the bar. Elon Green, Vulture, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 4 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of mouthy

1589, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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30 May 2021

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“Mouthy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jul. 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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