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noun, plural big·mouths [big-mouth z, -mouths] /ˈbɪgˌmaʊðz, -ˌmaʊθs/ for 1; (especially collectively) big·mouth, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) big·mouths for 2.
  1. a loud, talkative person, especially one who lacks discretion.
  2. any of several fishes having an unusually large mouth.
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Origin of bigmouth

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90; big1 + mouth
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British Dictionary definitions for big mouth


  1. slang a noisy, indiscreet, or boastful person
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Derived Formsbig-mouthed, adjective
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Word Origin and History for big mouth


also bigmouth "person who talks too much," 1889, American English, from big + mouth (n.).

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