mouthy

adjective
\ 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

Examples of mouthy in a Sentence

those mouthy motorists who can't seem to stay off their cell phones
Recent Examples on the Web That slowness also impacts the conversations, which need far more urgency to be credible, especially given Danny’s mouthy kind of character. Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune, 20 Sep. 2022 Players primarily take on the role of Joel, a grizzled smuggler struggling to survive who is tasked with delivering Ellie — a mouthy teen/adorable nightmare — to a militia group called the Fireflies. Christopher Cruz, Rolling Stone, 2 Sep. 2022 The event is the brainchild of Marvin (Eric Graise), a mouthy paraplegic who refuses to be Julian's friend mostly because Marvin's a lot cooler than Julian could ever hope to be. Lester Fabian Brathwaite, EW.com, 8 June 2022 In all, though, the series charms, aided by Goncalves’ work as a spirited, mouthy tween whose belief in herself carries her family along with it. Daniel D'addario, Variety, 22 June 2022 In the mouthy matriarchal role, Thomas is a special magnitude of irresistible. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 27 May 2022 Taylor, drawn to the ring by her boxer father and brothers, is the antithesis of her mouthy countryman, former UFC champion Conor McGregor. Lance Pugmire, USA TODAY, 30 Apr. 2022 Of course, Nick gets mouthy and weird while Meredith and Nick's best resident, Jordan, cut Brian open. Lincee Ray, EW.com, 10 Dec. 2021 Sam’s consciousness as the third person will allow, channels the mouthy freedom and inchoate urgency of an unhinged post. Alexandra Schwartz, The New Yorker, 9 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of mouthy

1589, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mouthy

mouth entry 1 + -y entry 1

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Last Updated

27 Sep 2022

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“Mouthy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mouthy. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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