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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for chatterbox

blabbermouth, windbag, clack, gossip, busybody, magpie

Examples from the Web for chatterbox

Historical Examples of chatterbox

  • 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.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for chatterbox



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

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper