chatterbox

[ chat-er-boks ]
/ ˈtʃæt ərˌbɒks /

noun

an excessively talkative person.

Nearby words

  1. chattel house,
  2. chattel mortgage,
  3. chatter,
  4. chatter mark,
  5. chatterati,
  6. chatterer,
  7. chattering class,
  8. chattering classes,
  9. chatterjee, bankim chandra,
  10. chatterji

Origin of chatterbox

First recorded in 1765–75; i.e., person whose voice box chatters constantly

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British Dictionary definitions for chatterbox

chatterbox

/ (ˈtʃætəˌbɒks) /

noun

informal a person who talks constantly, esp about trivial matters
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Word Origin and History for chatterbox

chatterbox

n.

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

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