\ 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 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 Unfortunately, the writers don't let the symbolism of this moment stand on its own, and instead give June a mouthy speech about men, women and power that undercuts the whole scene. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 3 finale recap: A gorgeous and completely nonsensical ending," 14 Aug. 2019 The Gravello Val di Neto, a blend of the local gaglioppo grape and Cabernet Sauvignon, is a gift with its big, mouthy fruit. Frances Mayes, National Geographic, "Discover Italy’s most delicious secret," 11 July 2019 For years, there have been groups of people getting angry that women seem allowed to be mouthier and mouthier. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why Donald Trump Keeps Calling Women "Bloody"," 29 June 2017 What is completely expected from the trailer is more of Deadpool’s mouthy wisecracks, a lot of bloody violence, and meta-commentary on the nature of superhero films. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "The latest Deadpool 2 trailer introduces X-Force," 22 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of mouthy

1589, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Mouthy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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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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