As one Russian newspaper enthused, Medvedev wants “to prove that he is a doer and not just a talker.”
talker Tammy Bruce called Michelle Obama “trash in the White House.”
My companion did not talk much; he is more an acting man than a talker, and I did not dislike him for that.
But he was no talker; he at once returned to his little saw.
Paul repaired to Athens, where the philosophers who heard him, took him for a talker whose brain was unsound.
She' always up to somethin' to make a dollar, and she's as slick a talker as ever was, I guess.
In the Autobiography a no less remarkable man and talker than Samuel Johnson is telling his own story throughout.
She was the demurest, dreamiest of the three girls; the most of a woman, and the least of a talker.
He had a bundle under his arm, and you know what a talker he is.
Now there is the talker, by talking he eats, And so does the butcher by killing his meats.
early 13c., talken, probably a diminutive or frequentative form related to Middle English tale "story," ultimately from the same source as tale (cf. hark from hear, stalk from steal) and replacing that word as a verb. East Frisian has talken "to talk, chatter, whisper." Related: Talked; talking.
To talk shop is from 1854. To talk turkey is from 1824, supposedly from an elaborate joke about a swindled Indian. To talk back "answer impudently or rudely" is from 1869. Phrase talking head is by 1966 in the jargon of television production, "an in-tight closeup of a human head talking on television." In reference to a person who habitually appears on television in talking-head shots (usually a news anchor), by 1970. The phrase is used earlier, in reference to the well-known magic trick (e.g. Senior Wences talking head-in-the-box trick on the "Ed Sullivan Show"), and to actual talking heads in mythology around the world (e.g. Orpheus, Bran).
late 15c., "speech, discourse, conversation," from talk (v.). Meaning "informal lecture or address" is from 1859. Talk of the town first recorded 1620s. Talk show first recorded 1965; talk radio is from 1985.