chatterer

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Etymology[edit]

chatter +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

chatterer (plural chatterers)

  1. A person who chatters; a chatterbox.
    • 1845, Marie Joseph Eugène Sue, The mysteries of Paris,
      Yes, I am a chatterer, indeed, to interrupt you so often, Monsieur.
    • 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 6, The Younger Set[1]:
      “I don't mean all of your friends—only a small proportion—which, however, connects your circle with that deadly, idle, brainless bunch—the insolent chatterers at the opera, the gorged dowagers, [] the chlorotic squatters on huge yachts, the speed-mad fugitives from the furies of ennui, the neurotic victims of mental cirrhosus, … !”
  2. Any of several passerine birds, mostly from South America; especially the cotingas.
    • 1832, John Timbs, Knowledge for the People,
      Why is the variegated chatterer of South America also called the bell-bird?
    • 1846, Henry Leonard Meyer, Coloured illustrations of British birds and their eggs,
      The flight of the Chatterer bears much resemblance to that of the starling.

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