Worder to prattle box: what to call the talkative person in your life
By popular demand of our Twitter followers, we wanted to share synonyms for ‘talkative person’ from the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary.
The Historical Thesaurus charts the semantic development of the English language, and is the first comprehensive historical thesaurus produced for any language. With 800,000 words and meanings, in 235,000 entry categories, the thesaurus offers a complete sense inventory for English. You can read more about the Historical Thesaurus on the OED site.
When we read through the historical synonyms for ‘talkative person’, we knew we’d have to share them with our blog readers. From prattle-basket to languager, nimble-chops to jawsmith, we’d love to know which of the terms in our word cloud above takes your fancy. So, if you’re a bablatrice, a blateroon, or a bletherskate, then exercise your talkative nature and tell us your favourites in the comment section!
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