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babbler

[bab-ler] /ˈbæb lər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that babbles.
2.
any of the birds of the family Timaliidae, many of which have a loud, babbling cry.
Origin of babbler
1520-1530
First recorded in 1520-30; babble + -er1
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  • He had known him for a fool, a weakling, a babbler, and a bibber of wine.

    Mistress Wilding Rafael Sabatini
  • Under this mask which resembles him, I will drive away the babbler from here.

    Amphitryon Moliere
  • On their approach the pie lunged at a babbler and caused it to retire.

    Jungle Folk Douglas Dewar
  • The babbler, who was a few paces in advance, suddenly uttered a cry.

    The Trappers of Arkansas Gustave Aimard
  • "That's your concern," said the babbler, with an evil smile.

    The Trappers of Arkansas Gustave Aimard
  • You need not be on the lookout with me, sir; I am no babbler.

  • Why do you not make haste about your business, but lose time with this babbler?

  • But when they had heard, his teaching, "some said, What will this babbler say?"

    "Granny's Chapters" Lady Mary Ross
  • And how did the babbler fear the Angels whom he had himself made?

    Simon Magus George Robert Stow Mead
  • And some said of him, "What doth this babbler (σπερμολογος) mean?"

    Tragic Sense Of Life Miguel de Unamuno
British Dictionary definitions for babbler

babbler

/ˈbæblə/
noun
1.
a person who babbles
2.
any of various insect-eating birds of the Old World tropics and subtropics that have a loud incessant song: family Muscicapidae (warblers, thrushes, etc)
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