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Webster 1913 Edition


Babbler

Bab′bler

,
Noun.
1.
An idle talker; an irrational prater; a teller of secrets.
Great
babblers
, or talkers, are not fit for trust.
L’Estrange.
2.
A hound too noisy on finding a good scent.
3.
(Zool.)
A name given to any one of a family (
Timalinæ
) of thrushlike birds, having a chattering note.

Webster 1828 Edition


Babbler

BAB'BLER

,
Noun.
An idle talker; an irrational prattler; a teller of secrets.

Definition 2022


babbler

babbler

English

Noun

babbler (plural babblers)

  1. Someone who babbles.
    Great babblers, or talkers, are not fit for trust. L'Estrange.
  2. Any of several passerine birds, of the families Timaliidae (found in Asia, Africa) and Pomatostomidae (found in Australia).
  3. (dated) A hound who is too noisy on finding a good scent.

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  • See also Wikisaurus:chatterbox

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