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babbler

[bab-ler]
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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.
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Origin of babbler

First recorded in 1520–30; babble + -er1
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Related Words for babbler

orator, debater, chatterbox, gossipmonger, windbag, squealer, gossiper, blowhard, tattletale, blabber, loudmouth, gasbag, chatterer, jabberer, babbler, lecturer, interlocutor, speaker, magpie, blabbermouth

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Historical Examples of babbler

  • 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.

  • "That's your concern," said the Babbler, with an evil smile.


British Dictionary definitions for babbler

babbler

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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