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[chat-er-boks] /ˈtʃæt ərˌbɒks/
an excessively talkative person.
Origin of chatterbox
First recorded in 1765-75; i.e., person whose voice box chatters constantly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The chief thing being why the desert has changed you from a chatterbox to a Sphinx.

    The Forbidden Trail Honor Willsie
  • But Charlie never got that half-dollar, and I do not think such a chatterbox deserved it.

    Golden Moments Anonymous
  • Can any readers of chatterbox who live in the country explain this strange scene?

  • And then she is such a chatterbox; she will hardly let me get in a word.

    Lover or Friend

    Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • I am no chatterbox, and will certainly not betray your confidence.

    The Emperor, Complete Georg Ebers
  • "Well, we all must prepare for the long, cold winter," said chatterbox.

  • Even Betty, who could be a chatterbox when she pleased, vouchsafed but few remarks.

    Betty Vivian L. T. Meade
  • I tell her many a time, I wonder her tongue does not ache, such a chatterbox as she is.

    It Might Have Been Emily Sarah Holt
  • But in one thing Rudy was right—godmother's relation was a chatterbox!

    Rudy and Babette Hans Christian Andersen
  • Why, Bet, you chatterbox, are you talking about your friend the captain?

    Mollie's Prince

    Rosa Nouchette Carey
British Dictionary definitions for chatterbox


(informal) a person who talks constantly, esp about trivial matters
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for chatterbox

1774, from chatter (n.) + box (n.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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