a person or thing that babbles.
any of the birds of the family Timaliidae, many of which have a loud, babbling cry.

Origin of babbler

First recorded in 1520–30; babble + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for babbler

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.



  • 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



a person who babbles
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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