gabbler

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

gabble +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

gabbler (plural gabblers)

  1. One who gabbles, or prates loquaciously on a trifling subject.
    • 1938, Norman Lindsay, Age of Consent, Sydney: Ure Smith, published 1962, page 70:
      To Bradly, Podson was a minor pub gabbler out of a hundred such. He had boozed away an evening with Podson because he was an attendant parasite on Doctor Ramsey.

Usage notes[edit]

Note the differences implied between gabblers and other prattlers in R. F. Burton's translation of The Arabian Nights (at the end of the tailor's tale).

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References[edit]

  • gabbler in An American Dictionary of the English Language, by Noah Webster, 1828. (Note the somewhat different definition.)
  • gabbler”, in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.

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