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chatterbox

[chat-er-boks] /ˈtʃæt ərˌbɒks/
noun
1.
an excessively talkative person.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; i.e., person whose voice box chatters constantly
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  • Typically a chatterbox, she has gone strangely quiet.
  • He couldn't have lasted five minutes with a chatterbox.
British Dictionary definitions for chatterbox

chatterbox

/ˈtʃætəˌbɒks/
noun
1.
(informal) a person who talks constantly, esp about trivial matters
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Word Origin and History for chatterbox
n.

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

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