Reverse Dictionary: TALK


TALK, TALKATIVE, TALKATIVENESS, TALKED, TALKING – ADJECTIVES (also see chat, prate, etc.)
 ALL JAW talkative …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 ALL MOUTH AND TROUSERS engaging in empty, boastful talk, but not of real substance …Brit. sl.
 ALL PISS AND WIND engaging in empty, boastful talk, but not of real substance …Brit. sl.
 BABBLATIVE given to babbling; talkative, loquacious, garrulous, prating …1583
 BABBLISH full of idle talk …1574 obs.
 BATTING ONE’S GUMS talking for the sake of talking …1950 Amer. dial.
 BATTING THE BREEZE talking …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
 BEATING THE GUMS talking …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
 BEGABBED talked over; reported from one to another …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 BEWRAYED seized with a foolish fit of talking …1790 Eng. dial.
 BIG-MOUTHED talkative …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 BLITHERING senselessly talkative, babbling …1889
 BREEZY talkative …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 BUMPING THE GUMS talking …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
 CHAPPY talkative …L17 colloq.
 CHATFUL talkative …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 CHEWING THE CHINA talking …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
 CHINNY talkative; garrulous …1883
 CHIPPING THE CHINA talking …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
 CHIPPING THE PICKETS talking …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
 CHIPPING THE TEETH talking …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
 CHOPSY loquacious, too talkative …2001 UK sl.
 CLAPPER-TONGUED having a tongue that is constantly wagging …1845 Sc.
 CLICKING THE PICKETS talking …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
 CLICKING THE TEETH talking …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
 CLIPPIE;  CLIPPY very talkative; impertinent …1853 Sc.
 CRACKING THE CRACKERS talking …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
 CRUNCHING THE CRUNCHERS talking …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
 DEAVING deafening, dinning; talkative …1791 Sc. & Eng. dial.  
 DICACIOUS pert of speech; saucy; talkative …1830 obs.
 ENDLESS pertinacious, long-winded, talkative …1822 Sc.
 FAST-MOUTH fond of talking, talkative …2003 Trinidad and Tobago
 FEATHER-TONGUED of a person: light-tongued; talkative …a1618
 FORTY-JAWED excessively talkative …1905 Amer. dial.
 FREE WITH ONE’S LIP talkative …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 FULL OF AIR talkative …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 FULL OF BAKED WIND talkative …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 FULL OF BALLOON JUICE talkative …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 FULL OF HOT AIR talkative …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 FULL OF WIND talkative …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 FUTILE unable to hold one’s tongue; addicted to talking …1612 obs.
 GABBACIOUS talkative …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 GABBERING loquacious, talkative, verbose …M17 Eng. dial.
 GABBEY;  GABBIE;  GABBY;  GABY garrulous, chatty, talkative; fluent in speech …1719 Sc.
 GABBING talkative, loquacious, chattering …1810 Sc.
 GABBIT loquacious, talkative, tattling; impudent, impertinent …1808 Sc.
 GANDYING pert, chattering, foolishly talkative …Bk1900 Sc.
 GARRULOSE given to much talking; fond of indulging in talk or chatter; loquacious, talkative, always prating …1727 obs.
 GASH talkative, loquacious …1721 Sc.
 GASSY characterized by empty talk; talkative, loquacious …1863 sl.
 GEBBY chattering, loquacious, talkative …1742 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 GIFT-OF-GABBY talkative …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 GIMBALJAWED talkative …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 GNASHING THE CHOPPERS talking …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
 GRINDING THE GRINDERS talking …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
 GUFFY talkative …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 HAIVRELLY talking in a nonsensical way …1825 Sc.
 HAVEREL;  HAVERIL foolish, silly, half-witted, nonsensical; talking foolishly …1685 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
 INANILOQUENT full of empty or idle talk; talking foolishly, babbling; speaking vainly or emptily; loquacious, garrulous … 1656 obs. rare
 INANILOQUOUS full of empty or idle talk; loquacious, garrulous; speaking inanely, babbling …1721 obs.
 I-WORDED full of words, talkative, garrulous …c1225 obs.
 JAWKATIVE talkative …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 JAWY talkative …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 LABA-LABA;  LABBA-LABBA talkative, verbose, effusive …1980s Black British sl.
 LABRISH talkative, gossipy …1940s W. Indies
 LIKE A SHEEP’S HEAD, ALL JAW said of a talkative person …1840
 LINGUACIOUS full of tongue; talkative, loquacious, babbling …1652 obs. rare
 LIPPY impudent, rude, pert, disrespectful, talkative …1875 sl.
 LONG-TONGUED talkative, prating, babbling, gossiping, vindictive …1899 Amer. dial.
 LOOSE-CLACKED loquacious, chattering …1661 obs.
 LOUD-MOUTHED talkative …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 MOTORMOUTHED given to incessant talking or chattering …1976 Amer. sl.
 MOUTHY loquacious, talkative; often also implying boastfulness or impudence …1589 sl.
 MULTILOQUOUS speaking much, very talkative, loquacious …1664
 NASH-GABBIT talkative, gossiping …1873 Sc.
 NASHIE talkative, chattering …1880 Sc.
 NELLIN loud, loquacious, frivolous …Bk1905 Sc.
 NEWSIE;  NEWSY inclined to gossip, talkative, garrulous, talking a lot …1825 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 POLYLOQUENT talking much, very talkative, loquacious, garrulous …1656 obs. rare
 POUNDING THE IVORY talking …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
 PRATEFUL full of prate, given to chattering, loquacious, talkative …1802 rare
 QUIET-TONGUED not talkative …1895 Eng. dial.
 RABBIN babbling, talkative, garrulous …1901 Sc.
 RAMBLING talkative, untrustworthy …1895 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
 RAMMELIN’ talkative,  untrustworthy …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 RANDERING talkative …1836 Sc.
 RATTLE-BRAINED talkative; flighty; harebrained; silly; stupid; prone to confusion; foolish; unable to concentrate …1868 Sc.
– RATTLE-HEADED empty-headed, stupid; foolish and noisy; talkative, chattering, giddy, flighty, hare-brained …1647
​- RATTLE-SCULLED talkative, flighty, harebrained …1883 Sc.
 RATTLE-TONGUED talkative, garrulous, gossiping …1876 Amer. dial.
 RENABLE talkative; ready of speech, fluent …1781 Eng. dial.
 RULIE turbulent; talkative …Bk1904 Sc.
 SATCHEL-MOUTHED used of someone who talks a great deal, as an informer …1930s sl., orig. African-American
 SLICING THE CHOPS talking …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
 SLIDING THE JIVE talking …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
 SLIGGY loquacious …B1900 Sc.
 SOMNILOQUACIOUS talking or apt to talk in sleep …1731 rare
 SPEAKATIVE talkative …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 SPEECHFUL full of speech or words; talkative, loquacious, speaking …1842
 STULTILOQUENT talking foolishly; given to silly talk; babbling …1845 rare
 TALEFUL full of tales; making a long story; talkative …1726-46
 TALEWISE given to tales or talking; addicted to gossip; loquacious, garrulous, blabbing …c1200 obs.
 TALKFUL talkative, garrulous …1598 obs. rare
 TALKIFIED talkative, chatty, gossipy …1938 Amer. dial.
 TALKY talkative, loquacious, esp. when slightly intoxicated …1862
– TALKY containing too much dialogue or inconsequential talk
 TALKY-TALKY abounding in talk; not rising above the level of talk …1883
 TELLSOME talkative, esp. officiously forward in giving advice …1934 Amer. dial.
 TICKLE-TONGUED loose of tongue; talkative; garrulous …1577 obs.
– TONGUE-FERDY loquacious, glib-tongued, over ready of speech …1827 Sc.
 TONGUEY talkative, loquacious …1806 Amer. dial.
 VENTOSE talkative, loquacious …1721
 VERBAL using many words; talkative, verbose …1611 obs.
 WINDY talkative …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 WOLFING talking excessively …1968 Amer. dial.
 YAMP noisy, uproarious, talkative …1889 Sc.
 YAPPY noisy, talkative …1930s colloq., orig. US
 YATTERIN endlessly talking, garrulous …1923 Sc.
 YCARPED talked …1377 obs.


TALK etc. – NOUNS
 AIR RAID continuous talk …1980s Aust. prison sl.
 AISCHROLOGY shameful discourse …Bk1955 
 ALL GAS AND GAITERS pompous but empty talk …1923 sl.
 AMPLEFEYST unnecessary talk; long stories …B1900 Sc.
 ARTHUR GUINESS TALK drunken language …20C Irish sl.
 AUGURING talking, conversation …1942 Amer. dial.
 BABBLERY idle talk, chattering, senseless babble or prating; a foolish tale …1532 obs.
 BACK-AND-FORTH talk between two persons …1941 Amer. dial.
 BACK-HASH ill-natured talk …Bk1898 Sc.
 BACK-SASS impertinent talk …1950 Amer. dial.
 BACKWASH insolent or nonsensical talk; backtalk …1906 Amer. sl.
 BAGGERMENT nonsense, worthless talk …1856 Eng. dial.
 BAG-HASH ill-natured talk …Bk1898 Sc.
 BAGMENT foolish talk, nonsense …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 BAG-PUNCHING incessant talking …1903 Amer. sl.
 BAL loud talking, chattering …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 BALA coarse or senseless talk …E19 sl.
 BALL a talk …20C rhyming sl. (Ball of Chalk)
 BALLOON JUICE empty or nonsensical talk …1900 Amer sl.
 BALLOON SOUP nonsense; empty talk …1928 Amer. sl.
 BANBURY TALE silly talk …1886 Eng. dial.
 BARM nonsense, foolish talk …1876 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 BAVARDAGE idle talk, prattle, chattering …1835
 BAZOO idle, loud, or boastful talk …Bk1892 Amer. dial.
 BEFLUM idle, nonsensical, or cajoling talk …19C chiefly Sc.
 BESLE idle talk …Bk1911 Sc.
 BIBBLE-BABBLE idle or empty talk; prating …1532
 BIG MOUTH loquacity, talkativeness …1890 sl., orig. & chiefly US
 BLA pretentious or misleading talk …1918 sl., orig. US
 BLABBER-FEST a gathering of people for talking or gossip …1968 Amer. sl.
 BLAB-FEST a gathering of people for talking or gossip …1942 Amer. sl.
 BLAFLUM nonsense, idle talk, a hoax …Bk1911 Sc.
 BLAH pretentious or misleading talk …1918 sl., orig. US
 BLAH-BLAH pretentious or misleading talk …1918 sl., orig. US
 BLAIDRY nonsense, foolish talk …Bk1911 Sc.
 BLATTER loud, forcible, noisy talk …Bk1911 Sc.
 BLETHER nonsense, foolish talk …Bk1911 Sc.
 BLETHERATION foolish talk …Bk1911 Sc.
 BLETHERIN loud, foolish talking …Bk1911 Sc.
 BLISH-BLASH idle talk; frivolous discourse; nonsense; tittle-tattle …19C Eng. dial.
 BLORE stormy breath; noisy bluster; loud talking; bragging talk …c1440 arch.
 BLUB empty talk …Bk1904 Amer. college sl.
 BLUFF mere talk; talk intended to mystify or deceive …Bk1904 Amer. college sl.
 BOOKOOING loud talking, bullying …1935 Amer. dial.
 BORBOROLOGY filthy talk; ribaldry …1649 obs. rare
 BOSH contemptible nonsense; foolish talk or opinions …1834 sl. or colloq.
 BREEZE loquacity; guile; ‘hot air’ …Bk1914 criminals’ sl. 
 BUCK talk, conversation; boastful, bragging talk …1895 sl.
 BUG-WORD blustering or thundering talk …1546 obs.
 BUKH talk, conversation; boastful, bragging talk …1895 sl.
 BULL talk which is not to the purpose …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 BULL SESSION talk, conversation, esp. a conversation among a group of males …1920 sl., orig. & chiefly US
 BULL-SQUITTER much fuss or talk about a trifle …19C Eng. dial.
 BUM-FLUFF empty talk; nonsense …1945 Aust. sl.
 BUZZ-BUZZ unintelligible or tedious noise, esp. continuous vociferation …1908 Amer. sl.
 CABAL a great noise of talking, etc. …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 CACKLE empty chatter, foolish talk …1676
 CAGMAG chatter, idle talk; gossip; an unsettled argument …19C Eng. dial.
 CAL talk, gossip …1841 Eng. dial.
 CAMP a chat, a talk …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 CAMPLE talk, angry words, conversation, chat, a gossiping conversation …1867 Eng. dial.
 CAT-BLASH worthless or silly talk: a weak argument …19C Eng. dial.
 CHAFFING talking; bantering …1859 Amer. dial.
 CHATTER-CHITTER nonsensical talk …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 CHATTERMAG chatter, talk, gossip …19C Eng. dial. or colloq.
 CHEWING GUM double talk; cant; utterance garbled as if the speaker were chewing gum;  information that is incomplete or mixed up …20C Amer. sl.
 CHEWING MATCH a meeting where there is a great deal of talking …1950 Amer. dial.
 CHIN talk, esp. impudent backtalk; impudence…1862 Amer. sl.
 CHIN-CHIN talk …1877 Amer. sl.
 CHINFEST a period of much talking or complaining; a conference …1940 Amer. sl.
 CHIN-JAW idle talk; social conversation …1942 Amer. sl.
 CHIN MUSIC chatter, talk, esp. impudent talk …1821 Amer. sl.
– CHIN-WAG talk, conversation …1879 sl. 
 CHIN-WAGGING excessive talk; a meeting at which there is much talking …1945 Amer. dial.
 CHINWORK talk …1973 Amer. sl.
– CHIT-CHAT talk, conversation, often gossipy conversation …1605 
 CHITTER-CHATTER nonsensical talk …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 CLACK idle talk …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 CLAPPER-TONGUE a loud, noisy tongue; incessant talk …1822 Sc.
 CLART nonsense; flattery or cheap talk …E19 Eng. dial.
 CLISH-CLASH nonsense; idle talk …1807 Sc.
 CLISHMACLASH clish-clash, idle gossiping talk, scandal …1878 Sc.
 CLISH-MA-CLAVER idle or foolish talk; gossip; nonsense; false or scandalous reports, rumour …1728 Sc.
 CLIT-CLAT a talkative person, a gossip; a telltale, a blab; the noise made by a talkative person; foolish talk, gossip …1869 Eng. dial.
 COLLOGUE a private talk; a secret plan or scheme …E19
 CONFABULATION a talking together; an easy, familiar talk, conversation, or discourse; a chat …c1450
 CORERO;  CORRIROW;  KORERO talk, conversation, discussion; a conference …1807 NZ
 CRACKLE empty chatter, foolish talk …L17 sl.
 CRAKE a talk; gossip, tale-telling, generally of an ill-natured kind …19C Eng. dial.
 CRICK-CRACK a talk, a conversation, a chat …1856 Sc.
 DAFFING an idle waste of time in frivolous talking …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
 DALLIANCE talk, confabulation, converse, chat, usually of a light or familiar kind, but also used of serious conversation or discussion …c1340 obs.
 DANDERING useless, silly talk …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
 DEBLATERATION chattering; talkativeness …1817
 DIARRHOEA OF THE JAWBONE a constant stream of nonsense; constant talking; offensive talkativeness …1944 US sl.
 DIARRHOEA OF THE MOUTH a constant stream of nonsense; constant talking; offensive talkativeness …1948 US sl.
 DIDDLE tittle-tattle; a gossiping tale …1895 Eng. dial.
 DUKE OF CORK a talk …1940s rhyming sl.
 DUKE OF YORK talk …1992 UK rhyming sl.
 EAR-BANGING flattery or empty talk …1942 US sl., esp. military usage
 EAR-BENDING a long-winded talk …1966 US sl.
 EARL OF CORK a talk …1940s rhyming sl.
 EAR-RENT the ‘tax’ imposed on a listener’s patience by a profitless or noisy talker …1610 obs.
 FALLAL nonsense, frivolous talk or behaviour; conceit, humbug …1791 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 FANNY verbal effusiveness, usually nonsensical …1910s sl.
 FARMYARD CONFETTI ‘bullshit’; empty talk, nonsense …1930s Aust. sl.
 FARMYARD TALK rude, abusive talk …L19 sl.
 FAT LIP unpleasant talk …1940s sl.
 FAT TALK meaningless, nonsensical talk …1970 Amer. dial., chiefly Black usage
 FILIBUSTER a gabfest, a talk session …1970 Amer. dial.
 FISH-FASH foolish talk …19C Eng. dial.
 FLAMDOODLE nonsense; vain boasting; empty talk …1833 Amer. sl.
 FLANNEL indirect or evasive talk; deceiving flatter …Brit. colloq.
 FLAMDOODLE empty talk …1833 Amer. sl.
 FLAPDOODLE foolish talk; nonsense …1833 sl.
 FLEMINGTON CONFETTI ‘bullshit’; empty talk, nonsense …1930s Aust. sl.
– FLOBBER stupid talk …Bk1868 Eng. dial.
​- FOOT-IN-MOUTH DISEASE the tendency to say that which ought not to be said …1968 US sl.
 FUTILITY talkativeness; loquacity; inability to hold one’s tongue …1640 obs.
 GAB the act of gabbing or talking; conversation, prattle, talk, twaddle …1790
 GABBER jabber; incoherent talk …1796 obs.
 GABBERFEST a meeting where there’s a lot of talking …1965 Amer. dial.
 GABBIE-LABBIE confused talking; the way in which we think foreigners talks when we don’t know their language …1824 Sc. obs.
 GABBING talk, chatter; gabble …1774 Sc.
 GABBLE voluble, noisy, confused, unintelligible talk …1602
 GABFEST a gathering for talk; a spell of talking; a prolonged conference or conversation; discussion; unrestrained talk; gossip …1897 sl., orig. US
 GAB-GASH petulant or pert chatter; voluble talk …1880 Sc.
 GABS, THE a propensity to talk too much …1990s sl.
 GAB SESSION garrulous, unrestrained talk …L19 sl., orig. US
– GAB SESSION a gathering for talk; a spell of talking; a prolonged conference or conversation …L19 sl., orig. US
 GACK idle talk, chatter …Bk1900 Ireland
 GAFF loud, rude talk; impertinence …Bk1900 Sc.
 GAFMENT senseless, foolish talk …1868 Sc.
 GALDER a noisy vulgar laugh; a loud yell; noisy, foolish talk, chatter …1836 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 GALE speech, talk …a1300 obs.
 GALIC incomprehensible talk, nonsense, gibberish …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
 GALIMATIAS speech that is so rapid, confused, or disguised as to be unintelligible; a dark, perplexed discourse; meaningless talk; nonsense, gibberish …1653
 GALLEHOOING a stupefying noise without any sufficient reason; empty, blustering talk …1825 Sc. obs.
 GALLIMAUFRY;  GALLIMAWFRY a hodge-podge; a confused mixture or medley of persons or things; confused talk …1856 Eng. dial.
 GALTHERBLASH silly talk …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
 GAM a talk; conversation, discussion …1931 US sl.
 GAMMON talk, chatter ..1781
– GAMMON insincere or exaggerated talk, ridiculous nonsense suited to deceive simple persons; humbug or flattery, rubbish, lies …1781 UK sl.
 GAMMON AND PATTER plausible talk, verbose chatter, ‘jaw’ …1781 UK sl. obs.
 GAMMON AND SPINACH plausible talk, ‘jaw’ …1781 UK sl. obs.
 GANDY pert, foolish talk; a brag, a boast …1866 Sc. obs.
 GAREY loud, confused talking; a babble, jabbering …Bk1900 Eng. dial.  
 GARRULANCE talkativeness, loquacity …1890 rare
 GARRULING the act of chattering or talking volubly …1549 obs. rare
 GARRULITY loquaciousness, talkativeness …1581
 GAS empty or boastful talk; showy pretense, bombast; humbug, nonsense …1847 sl.
 GAS AND GAITERS pompous but empty talk …1923 sl.
 GEAR discourse, doctrine, talk; also, in depreciatory sense, ‘stuff’, nonsense …1415 obs. exc. arch.
 GIFT OF GAB the ability to talk interestingly, colourfully, and/or persuasively …1650
 GIFT OF THE GAB the ability to talk interestingly, colourfully, and/or persuasively …1650
 GLAB-FEST a meeting where there’s a lot of talking …1968 Amer. dial.
– GLAVER chatter; idle, foolish, or gossiping talk or story; also, one addicted to such gossip …a1400-50 obs. rare exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.
​- GLIBBER-GLABBER frivolous and confused talk …B1900 Sc.
 GLOSSALGY talkativeness …1873
 GOB talk; chatter …Bk1896 sl.
 GUFF empty or foolish talk; nonsense …1815 colloq.
 GUM impertinent talk, chatter …1751 sl.
 GUM-BUMPING arguing; loud or vociferous talk …1965 Amer. dial.
 GUM-GREASE sweet talk, friendly persuasion …1960 Amer. dial.
 GUP gossip; also, silly talk, blather, nonsense …c1806 Anglo-Indian 
 GUSH talk too effusive and objectionably sentimental …c1865 colloq.
 HAFFLING confused talk …1881 Eng. dial.
 HAIVERS foolish talk, chatter, nonsense; rarely used in singular …1787 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
 HARD WORDS angry talk 
 HAVERELISM a habit of foolish, nonsensical talking …1826 Sc.
 HAVERS foolish talk, chatter, nonsense; rarely used in singular …1787 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
 HEART-TO-HEART an intimate talk …1910s sl., orig. US
 HEN-CACKLE a meeting where there’s a lot of talking …1968 Amer. dial.
 HEN-CACKLING a meeting where there’s a lot of talking …1968 Amer. dial.
 HOB-GOB silly, empty talk; gossip, chat …B1900 Eng. dial.
 JABBER rapid, incoherent talk
 JABBERMENT senseless talk; chatter; nonsense; gibberish …1644 colloq. rare
 JABFEST a gathering for talk; a spell of talking; a prolonged conference or conversation …L19 sl., orig. US
– JABFEST garrulous, unrestrained talk …L19 sl., orig. US
 JAB SESSION a gabfest; a lot of talking …1967 Amer. dial.
 JAMFEST a meeting where there is a lot of talking …1967 Amer. dial.
 JANGLE idle talk, chatter, jabber; an idle word …1340-70 obs.
 JANGLERY idle talk, babbling; wrangling …c1374 obs.
 JANNER idle talk …a1794 Sc.
 JAUNDER idle talk …a1794 Sc.
 JAUNER idle talk …a1794 Sc.
 JAVER idle talk; bold, assuming talk; impudence …1869 Eng. dial.
 JAW cheeky or impudent talk; also, a talk, a speech, a lecture, an address …1748
 JAWBONE empty talk; a promise or claim, esp. one that is exaggerated or unrealistic …1898 Amer. dial.
 JAZZ nonsense; nonsensical, meaningless or insincere talk …1917 Amer. sl.
 JAW abuse; chatter; impudence; any sort of talk …1748 sl.
 JIBBER-JABBER noisy, nonsensical talk; idle talk; chatter …B1900 Sc.
 JIFFLE idle talk; idle, disputative talk …B1900 Eng. dial.
 KABBIE-LABBY an altercation, wrangle, argument, dispute; confused talk …Bk1902 Sc.
 KAFOOSTER useless talk, idle chatter …1970s US sl.
 KECKLE loud chatter; idle or foolish talk …1877 Sc.
 KEG-MEG chatter, idle talk; an unsettled argument …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 LAIG idle, silly talk; gossip …1844 Sc.
 LALDER loud and foolish talk …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
 LALDRUM noisy, foolish talk; nonsense; an improbable tale, falsehoods …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
 LALLYGAG foolishness, nonsense; idle talk, chatter …1862 Amer. dial.
 LAMGAMMACHY a long, incoherent speech; a long, rambling description; much foolish talk …Bk1902 Sc.
 LELDRUM noisy, foolish talk; nonsense; an improbable tale, falsehoods …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
 LINE-SHOOT boastful talk …1943 Brit. sl.
 LINGO talk; chatter …Bk1896 sl.
 LIP impudent talk …1821 sl.
 LIP LOBS talk; chatter …Bk1896 sl.
 LOBS talk, conversation …M19 UK tramps’ sl.
 LOLLYGAG foolishness, nonsense; idle talk, chatter …1862 Amer. dial.
 LONG LANGUAGE verbosity …1589 obs.
 LYRICS talk, esp. when stretching truth or reality; fantasies …1994 UK sl.
 MACARONI nonsense, meaningless talk …1924 Aust. & Amer. sl.
 MACK ingratiating or flattering talk, orig. of a kind intended to seduce women …1968-72 Amer. sl.
 MACK, THE seductive, persuasive talk; spec. the ‘chat-up’ line used by a pimp to recruit a new girl …1940s African-American sl.
 MACK TALK ingratiating or flattering talk, orig. of a kind intended to seduce women; seductive, persuasive talk; spec. the ‘chat-up’ line used by a pimp to recruit a new girl …1940s African-American sl.
 MACROLOGY the use of redundant words or phrases; long and tedious talk …1616
 MAG prattle, chatter; a talk, gossip, chat …1778 colloq. & Eng. dial.
 MAGGING chattering, talking …1814 sl.
 MAGPIETY talkativeness, garrulity, esp. on religious or moral topics …a1845 nonce word
 MAHAHA silly talk …Bk1942 US sl.
 MAKE-TALK something said for the mere sake of talking … 1856
 MAPMENT nonsense; foolish talk; a silly rigmarole …1877 Eng. dial.
 MARDLE a gossip; a long talk …1893 Eng. dial.
 MATAEOLOGY a vain, useless, or unprofitable discourse; foolish words, nonsense …1656
 MEG talk, conversation …1778 sl.
 MOODY pretentious or misleading talk …1934 Brit. sl.  
 MOONSHINE foolish talk or thought; nonsense; humbug …L16
 MOROLOGY a silly speech, foolish talking; folly, nonsense …1596 obs.
 MOUTH boastful but empty talk …1935 sl., orig. US
 MUMBO JUMBO pretentious or misleading talk …1896 sl.
 MUSH the mouth; talking to excess …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 NAFF frivolous talk or prattle; an angry dispute about a trifle …Bk1903 Sc.
 NAFFING idle talk, prattle …1878 Sc.
 NASH pert, insolent talk …Bk1905 Sc.
 NASH-GAB impertinent chatter, insolent talk …1816 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
 NATTER aimless conversation; incessantly complaining talk …1866 orig. Eng. dial.
 NEWS gossip; talk, conversation; the subject of talk …1844 Sc.
 NUGILOGUE trifling talk …1649
 ODD TALK chatter, gossip, trifling dialogue …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 OKEY-DOKE stupidity, foolish talk …1960s African-American sl.
 ONOLOGY foolish talking, vain babbling, a talking like an ass …1674 obs. rare
 PADDY O’ROURKE talk, conversation …1990s rhyming sl.
 PAITER chatter, talk; a word …1838 Sc.
 PALABRA a word; speech, talk, palaver …1594
 PALAVER;  PERLAVER chat, talk, conversation …M18
– PALAVER;  PERLAVER wearisome, idle or insincere talk …M18
 PAP nonsense; worthless talk …20C US colloq.
 PATER chatter, talk; a word …1838 Sc.
 PATTER talk; chatter …Bk1896 sl.
 PIFFLE foolish or empty talk; nonsense; drivel …L19 colloq.
 PISS AND WIND boastful but empty talk …1922 sl.
 PLENILOQUENCE fullness of talk, excessive speaking …1838 rare
 POKER TALK a fireside talk …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 PRITTLE-PRATTLE chatter; empty or idle talk; the innocent chattering of children …1556 now rare or Eng. dial.
 QUEER GUM strange talk …M19 UK criminals’ sl.
 QUEER RUMS confusing talk …E19 sl.
 RAB idle, silly talk; nonsense …1908 Sc.
 RABBIT (AND PORK) talk; the act of talking; a conversation …1941 rhyming sl.
 RABBIT’S PAW talk, conversation …c1930 rhyming sl. for ‘jaw’
 RABBLE a long string or series of words, etc., having little meaning or value; confused, careless speech; rapid and incoherent reading or talking; gabble …c1388 obs.
 RABBLEMENT confused, random talk; an idle, purposeless speech; chatter …1547 obs. Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
 RABBLING incoherent talk …1880 Sc.
 RACKLE noisy, senseless talk; a rattle of words …Bk19C Eng. dial.
 RAG talk, banter, abuse …c1880 sl.
 RAG CHEWING talking, esp. chatting or arguing …L19 US sl.
 RAG CHEWING CONTEST a meeting where there is a great deal of talking …1950 Amer. dial.
 RAG CHEWING MATCH a meeting where there is a great deal of talking …1950 Amer. dial.
 RÁIMÉIS foolish, nonsensical, ill-founded talk …2001 Ireland sl.
 RAMISON a long, tedious story; small talk …19C Eng. dial.
 RAMMAS a long, tedious story; small talk …19C Eng. dial.
 RAN-DAN a string of words conveying no particular information; foolish talk …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 RANDERS idle or incoherent talk; idle rumours …Bk1905 Sc.
 RANE idle, unmeaning talk frequently repeated; a frequent repetition of the same sound; a fable …1773 Sc. & Eng.
 RAP AND RATTLE foolish or boasting talk …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 RAP ATTACK extended, emotional, aggressive talk …1980s African-American sl.
 RAPPING talking …1960s sl., orig. African-American
 RAPPORT report, talk …1539 obs. rare
 SASS pertness; impudent talk …M19 Amer. colloq.
 SASS-TALKING talking in a cheeky manner …2000s US sl.
 SAUCE talk, conversation …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
 SCABBLE-AND-GOW tumultuous talking, as amongst angry women …1864 Eng. dial.
 SCAUM insincere talk; banter, chaff …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
 SCAVEL-AN’-GOW the noise of confused talking; chatter, scolding; a pack of lies …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
 SCHOLARSHIP loose talk …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
 SCLORE rubbishy talk; nonsense; rigmarole; a long, rambling story …1869 Sc.
 SCOWF blustering, empty talk; braggadocio …1825 Sc. obs.
 SERMOCINATION talk, conversation; a discourse, sermon; speech-making …1514 obs.
 SHAFF nonsense; foolish talk …B1900 Eng. dial.
 SHE-SHE TALK woman’s talk, gabble, gossip …1922 Amer. dial.
 SHIT DETAIL any unpleasant or dirty talk …1940s sl., orig. military
 SHOOTING violent or brutal talk; fighting talk …1960s African-American sl.
 SHORT TALK quarrelsome talk …1934 Amer. dial.
 SKEALT story, talk, rumour …c1580 obs.
 SKIMBLE-SKAMBLE confused or worthless discourse; irregular talk; wild, rambling nonsense; rigmarole …1619
 SKULL SESSION talk, conversation …1959 US sl.
 SLABBER talkativeness …1990s Irish sl.
 SMACK flirtatious talk; nonsense talk …1960s African-American sl.
 SNAFFLE talk; chatter …Bk1896 sl.
 SNOW smooth talk, bluff, bluster, lies …1940s sl. orig. US
 SPIEL glib or persuasive talk; a salesman’s patter …1896 sl.
 SPITTER-SPATTER trifling talk, nonsense …1619 rare
 SPOUTING excessive talking …1930s African-American sl.
 STOVEPIPE SESSION a fireside talk …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 SULPHUR pungent talk, writing, or language …1897 colloq.
 TACK foolish talk …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 TAIVERS idle, foolish talk; wild, raving words …1871 Sc.
 TALE the act of telling, relating, or saying; discourse, conversation, talk …c1000 obs.
 TALING telling of tales, talking, gossiping; also, a tale …1382 rare
 TALKATION a talking; a light discourse …1800 nonce word
 TALKEE small talk; petty or childish talk, chatter; continuous talk or prattle …1885 colloq.
 TALKEE-TALKEE small talk; petty or childish talk, chatter; continuous talk or prattle …1812 contemptuous usage
 TALKING-STOCK a subject of talk …1548 obs.
 TELL a talk, conversation; gossip, chat; tidings, news …1867 Sc. & Eng. & Amer. dial.
 TELLING a story, narrative; talk, conversation; news; anything worth revealing or telling …1660 Scot & Eng. dial.
 THREE BLUE BEANS IN A BLUE BLADDER futile, pointless (if noisy) talk …L16 sl.
 THREE BLUE BEANS IN ONE BLUE BLADDER futile, pointless (if noisy) talk …L16 sl.
 TITTLE-TATTLE talk, chatter, prattle; esp. empty or trifling talk about trivial matters; petty gossip …a1529
– TOLUTILOQUENCE a talking ‘at a trot’; speech that moves briskly along; voluble discourse …1656 obs. rare
 TOTE a load to be carried; a job of carrying; broadly, a task …1884 Amer. dial.
 TRITTLE-TRATTLES foolish or idle talk; nonsense …1563 Sc. rare
– TWIDDLE-TWADDLE foolish chatter, idle talk …1886
 TWITTLE-TWATTLE idle talk, chatter, gossip, tittle-tattle …1556 obs.
 TWIT-TWAT idle talk, chatter, tittle-tattle …1677 obs.
 VARDAS speech, talk …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 VERBAL DIARRHOEA excessive talk, esp. when meaningless, pointless, and irritating to the hearer …1940s sl.
 VERBALS a conversation, a talk …1997 UK sl.
 VILLYAROO foolish talk, idle silly chatter, nonsense …1866 Sc.
 VISIT talk, conversation …1988 US sl.
 WAFFLE;  WOFFLE loquacious talk …1937 sl.
– WHITTER-WHATTER chatter; loquacity; trifling conversation …1808 Sc. obs.
 WIND AND PISH empty talk, bombast …1992 sl.
 YABBER speech, language, talk, chatter, a conversation; applied to the speech of the Australian aborigines …1855 Aust.
 YABBERING talk, conversation …1847 Aust. sl.
 YABBLE chatter, talkativeness …1819 Sc.
 YACK empty, idle talk; incessant chatter …1958 sl.
 YACKER talk, chatter …1959 Aust. sl.
 YACKETY-YACK inconsequential or aimless talk or chatter…1958 UK sl.
 YACKETY-YACKET loquacious talk …1958 sl.
 YACKETY-YACKETY loquacious talk …1958 sl.
 YACKETY-YAK aimless talk or chatter …E18 
 YACKY-YAK aimless talk or chatter …E18 
 YAK empty, tedious, trivial talk …1958 sl.
 YAKETY-YACK aimless talk or chatter …E18 
 YAKETY-YAK aimless talk or chatter …E18 
 YAKKAPUKEE talk, chatter …1950s Aust. sl.
 YAKKER talk …1961 Aust. sl.
 YAKKETY-YACK aimless talk or chatter …E18 
 YAKKETY-YAK aimless talk or chatter …E18 
 YAK-YAK loquacious talk or chatter …1958 sl.
 YAMMER loud, incessant, or rambling talk …1835 Ireland & Sc.
 YAP incessant talking, generally implying nagging, querulousness, etc. …1835
 YAPPINESS verbosity, talkativeness …1930s colloq.
 YARG persistent or repetitive talk, generally of a nagging, critical or tiresome sort …1908 Sc.  
 YARN a chat, a talk, a conversation …1852 Aust. sl.
 YATATA talk, chatter …1940s US sl.
 YATTER the confused noise caused by many people talking loudly and together; a babel of tongues, a clamour; unintelligible speech …1825 Sc.
– YATTER noisy or angry talk; brawling, scolding, grumbling, continual railing or carping …1827 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 YATTER-YATTER continuous chatter; rambling and persistent talk …1832 Sc.
 YAUP loud or foolish talk; incessant talking, generally implying nagging, querulousness, etc. …1835
 YAWP a shout, a yell; a loud cry; a loud noise; a whine; constant, noisy talking; foolish talk …1889 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 YELPING boasting; proud or pompous talk …a1050 obs.
 YIP noise; talk …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 YOWP a shout, a yell; a loud cry; a loud noise; a whine; constant, noisy talking …1889 Eng. dial.


TALK etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
 ABOK a talkative or impudent child …Bk1824 Sc.
 AIRJAMMER a big talker; a boaster …1966 Amer. dial.
 AIR MERCHANT a talkative person …World War II Amer. sl.
 AIR RAIDER a talkative person …1960s Aust. sl.
 AUGER, AUGUR an excessive talker; a bore …1890 Amer. dial.
 AUNT an old or talkative woman …a1425 obs.
 B.A. a bullshit artist; anyone with a good line of persuasive, if insincere patter …1977 sl.
 BABBLER a foolish or idle talker; a chatterer; a prater …1366-7
 BABBLING BROOK a gossip; a chatty person; an incessant talker …1913 US sl.
 BABELARD a babbler; a chatterer; a talkative person …1678 obs.
 BABELAVANT(E) an absurd or foolish person; a babbler, a talker of nonsense …a1400 obs.
 BABLATRICE a female babbler; a talkative person …1595 nonce word obs.
 BABLER a great talker …Bk1699 cant
 BABLIAMINY a babbler, a foolish or idle talker, a chatterer …1608 nonce word obs.
 BAG OF WIND a person who speaks or writes at length but says little of substance or value; a pompously verbose speaker; a boaster; also, a loud-mouthed but ineffectual person …1816 colloq., derogatory
 BAGPIPE an inflated and senseless talker; a windbag; a long-winded monotonous speaker; a tedious chatterbox…1603
 BAG-PUNCHER a complainer; one who talks at length, gossips, or chats …1902 Amer. sl.
 BALATRON a babbling, prating fellow; a vain talking fellow; a jester, a buffoon; a rascally base knave, a thief; a  contemptible fellow …1623 obs. rare
 BALATROUGH;  BALLATROUGH a foolish, nonsensical prater …Bk1898 Eng. dial. obs.
 BALLOON a bully, a garrulous person, one full of hot air; a self-important or boastful idiot; a fool …1965 Sc. & Irish English colloq.
 BARBER a tediously talkative person; a fool, esp. in sports usage …1927 US sl.
 BARBER’S CAT a gossip, a chatterer; one who prefers talk to action …1842 sl.
 BELCHER a loud and talkative person …1934 criminals’ sl.
 BESSYBAB(S) one fond of childish amusements or silly talk  …Bk1828 Eng. dial.
 BIG MOUTH a loquacious talker; also implying boastfulness or lack of discretion …1889 sl., orig. & chiefly US
 BISHOP a nickname for a person who talks or act a great deal to little purpose …1825 Sc.
 BITCH SQUEAK a telltale, a garrulous female …1950 US sl.
 BLABBER-BOX one who talks too much …1965 Amer. dial.
 BLABBERGUTS one who talks too much or betrays secrets; a gossip; a telltale …1977 US sl.
 BLABBERLIP an indiscreet talker, a gossip, a telltale …c1551 UK sl.
 BLABBERMOUTH one who reveals secrets, a telltale, a gossip, an indiscreet talker …1916 sl., orig. US
 BLABBERSKITE a voluble, boastful speaker; a vain-talking fellow; a talkative, blustering person …Bk1878 Eng. dial.
 BLAB-BLAB a too-ready talker; a gossip; a blabmouth …c1960 Amer. dial.
 BLAB-CHOPS a talkative person, a gossip …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 BLAB-MOUTH a talkative person, a gossip …1850 Eng. dial.
 BLABMOUTHER a talkative person; an indiscreet talker; a gossip, a telltale …1893 US sl.
 BLABO one who talks too much …Bk1945 criminals’ sl.
 BLAB-TIT an indiscreet talker; a telltale …1894 Eng. dial.
 BLADDER an inflated pretentious man; a windbag; a talkative, long-winded, boring person …1579
 BLADDER MOUTH a coarse, noisy talker, devoid of sense; a noisy fool …Bk1886 Eng. dial.
 BLADDER-HEAD a stupid and tiresome talker; one who will keep on arguing and who will have the last word …Bk1883
 BLADDERSKATE a foolish, noisy talker …Bk1911 Sc.
 BLADDHER a person who utters vulgarly foolish, boastful talk …Bk1910 Ireland 
 BLADROCK a talkative silly fellow …1825 Sc.
 BLAGUEUR one who talks pretentiously; a joker or teller of stories …1883
 BLATEROON a senseless or foolish babbler or boaster; an idle talker …c1645 obs.
 BLATHERSKITE a noisy, talkative person, esp. one who talks utter rubbish  …c1650 sl., orig. Sc., now chiefly US
 BLATHERUMSKITE a babbler; a foolish talker …Bk1911 Sc.
 BLELLUM a foolish, talkative person; an idle chatterer …1787 Sc.
 BLETHER windbag, a talkative person …Bk1911 Sc.
 BLETHERBAG a fluent, foolish talker …1870 Sc.
 BLETHERER a foolish talker …Bk1911 Sc.
 BLETHERSKATE a noisy, talkative person, esp. one who talks utter rubbish  …c1650 sl., orig. Sc., now chiefly US
 BLOBBER-MOUTH a talkative person; one who will not keeps secrets …1949 Amer. dial.
 BLOB-MOUTH a talkative person; one who talks too much or too loud …1969 Amer. dial.
 BLUITER a great talker …Bk1911 Sc.
 BLUTTER a person much addicted to gossip; a rash, noisy talker …Bk1866 Sc.
 BOOSCHT a little, talkative person …Bk1911 Sc.
 BRAG-BOX one who talks too much …1965 Amer. dial.
 BROAD-MOUTH one who talks too much …1954 Amer. dial.
 BROWNMOUTH a talkative fool …1991 Irish sl.
 BUDGIE a talkative person; esp. in police use, a minor informer …1960s criminal sl.
 BULLSHIPPER someone who talks too much, or too loud …1967 Amer. euphemism
 BYSTOUR a loud, rude talker; a braggart, a bully …1535 Sc. obs.
 CACKLE-BROAD a woman who talks incessantly …Bk1980 Amer. sl. 
 CACKLER a noisy talker; a blab …1400 colloq.
 CARPER a talker, a prattler …c1440 obs.
 CATFISH one who talks too much, or too loud …1967 Amer. dial.
 CHATTER-BASKET a prattling child …M19 sl.
 CHATTER-BLADDER a prattling child …M19 sl.
 CHATTER-BONES a prattling child …M19 US sl.
 CHATTER-CART a prattling child …M19 sl.
 CHATTERMAG a chatterbox, a talkative woman, a gossip …19C Eng. dial. or colloq.
 CHAW-MOUTH a very talkative person …1964 Amer. dial.
 CHIN-WAGGER an excessive talker, a chatterbox …1919 Amer. dial.
 CHURCH-BELL a talkative woman …L19 sl.
 CLATTER-BOX one who talks too much …1965 Amer. dial.
 CLATTER-VENGEANCE a talkative, gossiping person …1899 Sc.
 CLATTER-WALLET a chatterbox; an incessant talker; a gossip …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 CLIPPIE a talkative woman; an impudent girl …1822 Sc.
 CLIT-CLAT a talkative person, a gossip; a telltale, a blab; the noise made by a talkative person; foolish talk, gossip …1869 Eng. dial.
 COCK-A-LILTY a person talking or acting foolishly …19C Eng. dial.
 EARBASHER an incessant talker; a bore …1941 Aust. sl.
 EAR BEATER an overly talkative person; one who doesn’t give you a chance to get a word in edgeways …1945 Amer. sl.
 EAR-BENDER a talkative or garrulous bore …1934 US sl.
 FABLER  a talker …Bk1893 obs.
 FAFF one who uses more breath in talking than is necessary …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
 FAG-MA-FUFF a garrulous old woman …1825 Sc. obs.
 FATMOUTH a braggart, a boaster, a loquacious talker; the quality of being one …1926 US sl., chiefly Black usage
 FLAPJAW a talkative person …Bk2006 US sl.
 GAB a loquacious speaker; a tattler, a chatterbox; one who talks too much or too loudly  …1822 Sc.
 GAB-ARTIST a talker, esp. a convincing talker …1908 US sl.
 GABBER a person who talks a great deal; a fluent or skilful speaker; also, later, a person who talks too much; an indiscreet talkative person; a prattler; a gossip …1792
 GABBERLOONEY;  GABBERLOONY a person who acts the fool and talks too much …Bk1997 Irish sl.
 GABBEY a foolish talker; one who has the gift of the gab …1890 Amer.
 GABBIE a loquacious speaker; a tattler, a chatterbox …1841 Sc.
 GABBIE-GASH one who is over-talkative or sharp-tongued …c1875 Sc.
 GABBIE-GASHLICH one who is over-talkative or sharp-tongued …1925 Sc.
 GABBIE-SNARROCH one who is over-talkative or sharp-tongued …a1900 Sc.
 GABBLEBLOOTER a loudmouth; a prattler; a talkative person; a windbag …Bk1997 Irish sl. 
 GABBLE-GRINDER a talkative person; a gossip …19C sl. obs.
 GABBLEGUTS a talkative person …1966 Aust. sl.
 GABBLER a person who gabbles or speaks rapidly, esp. in an unintelligible way …1624
 GABBLE-RATCHET a noisy child; a confirmed talker or chatterbox …1888 Eng. dial.
 GABBO a talkative person; a chatterer  …1931 US sl.
 GABBOCK a loquacious speaker; a tattler, a chatterbox …1866 Sc.
 GABBY-GUTS an over-talkative person, generally female …1948 Irish sl.
 GAB MACHINE a person who talks a great deal or too much …1866 US colloq.
 GABO a talkative person; a chatterer  …1931 US sl.
 GABSIE a talkative person …1952 Sc.
 GABSLICK a talkative person; an inveterate chatterer …Bk1997 Ulster sl.
 GABSTER an eloquent or artfully persuasive speaker; a person with the gift of the gab; also, any talkative person; a chatterer; a gossip …1870 colloq.
 GACK an idle talker, one who talks behind a person’s back …Bk1900 Ireland
 GAD a person who goes about spreading gossip; a busybody; a newsmonger; a talkative person …1756 exc. dial. obs.
 GADDER one who wanders or roves, esp. from motives of curiosity or gossip; a gadabout, a busybody, a gossip; a talkative person; an idle woman … 1550
 GAFFER a loquacious, talkative person, a babbler…1802 Sc. obs.
 GAMMONER a person who talks volubly or flatteringly, esp. so as to deceive or cajoler another into a particular course of action; a talkative, unreliable person; a liar; one who tells deceitful tales  …1819
 GANDY a bragging, boastful person; a pert talker …1790 Sc. obs.
 GANNYIE a pert talker …Bk1866 Sc.
 GASBAG a person who talks at length but says little of value; an empty talker; a long-winded orator; a ‘windbag’; a gossip; a boaster, a braggart …1841 sl.
 GASHELBIKE a talkative person; a chatterbox …1916 Sc.
 GASMAN a talkative person; a braggart …1848 US sl.
 GASOMETER a voluble talker; a boaster …c1890 sl. obs.
 GAS PIPE a talkative person …1868 US sl.
 GASSER a talkative or boastful person; a chatterer …1855 colloq., orig. US
 GASSY a talkative person; a chatterer …1931 US prison sl.
 GATEMOUTH a person having a large mouth; a talkative person; a chronic gossip; a loudmouth …1926 African-American sl.
 GATOR-MOUTH a person who talks too much …1997 US college sl.
 GAUPUS;  GAWPUS a stupid, silly person, a simpleton; a fool; a clumsy lout; an open-mouthed, vacant-minded person, esp. one given to talking much and foolishly …1808 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 GEITTER a stupid, talkative person …Bk1866 Sc.
 GEYSER a talker of nonsense or empty words …1900 Aust. sl.
 GIBBLE-GABBLER one who talks senselessly; a chatterer …1653 obs.
 GIB-GASH a fluent or voluble speaker, one with a ‘gift of the gab’ …1889 Sc.
 GILLIEGASCON an empty, talkative, vapouring person …1866 Sc. obs.
 GLAB a talkative person; a chatterer, a gossip …Bk1879 Eng. dial.
 GLEBBER one who talks in a slobbering manner …1923 Sc.
 GLIBBER someone who talks too much or too loud …1966 Amer. dial.
 GLIGGEEN a voluble silly talker …Bk1910 Ireland 
 GOBALOON one who talks too much, acts the fool …20C Ireland sl.
 GOBBERLOONY one who talks too much, acts the fool …20C Ireland sl.
 GUSHER an over-effusive and sentimental talker …1864 colloq.
 HABBERER a stammerer; a chatterbox, a talkative person …1913 Sc.
 HAGGIS-BAG a windbag; a contemptuous term for anything …1844 Sc.
 HAIVEREL a foolishly chattering or garrulous person; a fool, a half-wit, a simpleton …c1779 Sc.
 HAIVREL;  HAVERIL;  HAVREL a stupid, half-witted person; a talkative, garrulous person; a fool …1801 Sc.
 HAVEREL a foolishly chattering or garrulous person; a fool, a stupid, half-witted person, a simpleton …c1779 Sc.
 HAVERER one who engages in empty, idle talk …1826 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
 HAWCH-A-MOUTH a foul-mouthed, blustering person; one who talks incessantly in a coarse, vulgar manner using obscene and offensive language …1746 Eng. dial.
 HAWCH-MOUTH a foul-mouthed, blustering person; one who talks incessantly in a coarse, vulgar manner using obscene and offensive language …1746 Eng. dial.
 JABBERBOX a person who talks too much …1966 Amer. dial.
 JABBERER one who talks thick and fast; a chatterer …1678 sl.
 JACKDAW a talkative person; used contemptuously …1605
 JAMMERER an incessant and foolish talker …1824 Sc.
 JANGLER a chatterer, an idle talker, a prater …1303 obs.
 JANGLERESS a talkative female …c1386 obs.
 JAY an impertinent chatterer; an impudent person; a talkative person …1523
– JINGLE-BRAINS a wild, thoughtless person; a noisy, talkative person …1690 colloq.
 JOHNNY WALKER a garrulous person …20C rhyming sl. for ‘talker’
 LAB a blab; a telltale; a great talker; a chatterbox; a gossip; one who cannot keep a secret …c1386 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 LABA;  LABBA a chatterbox; a gossip; a talkative person …1950s W. Indies
 LABA-LABA;  LABBA-LABBA a chatterbox; a gossip; a talkative person …1950s W. Indies
 LABBER-MOUTH a chatterer, a talker …20C W. Indies
 LALDRUM a noisy, talkative girl …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
 LALTHRUM a noisy, talkative girl …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
 LONG-TONGUE a chatterbox, talebearer, telltale, gossip, blabber, a divulger of secrets; an unusually talkative woman; a scold …1847
 LOUD-MOUTH one who speaks loudly, excessively, and either boastfully or bullying or very indiscreetly …c1944 colloq.
 MAAMOUTH a silly, talkative person …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 MACK a very ingratiating or deceptive talker; one who can sweet-talk women …1962 African-American sl.
 MAG a chatterer; a chatterbox; a talkative, garrulous person …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 MAGPIE a talkative child or woman; a scold; a term of contempt …1844 Eng. dial.
 MAGSMAN a chatterbox; a talker …20C Aust. sl.
 MAMBLER an incessant or fluent speaker …a1400 obs. rare
– MIGHTY MOUTH someone who talks too much and spreads gossip or reveals secrets …1974 sl.
– MILL-CLAPPER a constant talker; a great chatterbox …Bk1905 Eng. dial. 
– MILL-HAPPER a garrulous, chattering person …1828 Sc.
 MONOWONGLER one who insists upon doing all the talking …Bk1934 college sl.
 MOROLOGIST a person who talks foolishly; a prating, foolish fellow …1727 obs. rare
 MOTORMOUTH a person who talks fast and incessantly, usually to little purpose; a chatterbox; a gossip …1955 sl., orig. US
 MOUTH a person who talks loudly, incessantly, and (usually) to little purpose; a loudmouth; a noisy talkative, boorish person …1699 colloq.
 MOUTH ALMIGHTY a person who talks a great deal; a self-opinionated person; also, a form of address; a noisy, talkative, loud-mouthed person …1800 colloq., chiefly Brit., usually derogatory
 MOUTHER a person who speaks in a boastful, verbose, declamatory, or foolish way …1746
 MOUTH HARP a talkative or loud person …1970 Amer. dial.
 NAFF a pert, talkative person …Bk1903 Sc.
 NASHIN a loquacious or cheeky person …1923 Sc.
 NIMBLE-CHOPS a talkative person; a chatterbox …1614 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 NOISE-BOX one who talks too much …1965 Amer. dial.
 NOISY-BOX one who talks too much …1965 Amer. dial.
 OLD WIFE a talkative, gossiping person …1737 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 OPEN-GOB a talkative person; one who reveals secrets …Bk1905 Eng. dial. 
 PAITER a talkative person; generally applied to a female …Bk1905 Sc.
 PALAVERIST one given to idle talk …a1873 nonce word
 PARROT MOUTH a garrulous or talkative person …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
 PATTER a loquacious, talkative person, usually applied to a woman, a chatterbox …1825 Sc. 
 PIECE OF JAB a talkative person …1930s sl.
 PIET a talkative or cheeky person …L16 now Sc. & N. Eng.
 PRATE-APACE one who prates on; a forward, talkative child; a chatterbox …1636
 PRATTLE-BOX a chatterbox; a talkative person; a prattler, a chatterer …1671 obs.
 PUNKAWN a talkative, self-assertive person …1943 Irish sl.
 RABBLER one who reads or talks hastily and indistinctly …1880 Sc.
 RACKLE a very talkative person …1879 Eng. dial.
 RALLIGUT a person who talks too much; a chatterbox …1929 Sc.
 RANDER a great talker …Bk1905 Sc.
 RAPPER a loquacious talker; a chatterer …1971 sl., orig. US
 RATTLE a giddy, harebrained person; one who talks volubly; a chatterer; a stupid fellow …B1900 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 RATTLEBOX a talkative person; a chatterer; a flighty person …1869 Amer. dial.
 RATTLEHEAD a talkative, garrulous, or gossiping person …1966 Amer. dial.
 RATTLEMOUTH a talkative, garrulous, or gossiping person …1966 Amer. dial.
 RATTLER a loud, noisy, talkative person …B1900 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 RATTLETONGUE a talkative, garrulous, or gossiping person …1876 Amer. dial.
 RATTLETRAP a talkative, garrulous, or gossiping person; a lively giddy girl …Bk1904 Eng. & Amer. dial.
 RATTLE-TRAPS a noisy, talkative person; a lively giddy girl …B1900 Eng. dial.
 SACCHARINE LIPS a glib talker …1989 Aust. sl.
 SATCH any man who talks a lot; esp. a gossip, a politician, etc.; often used as a nickname …1945 Amer. sl. 
 SCLORE a verbose, empty talker; a chatterbox; one who prates on endlessly …1923 Sc.
 SCREECH-OWL a shrill-voiced, talkative person …1896 Ireland
 SEGGER a boaster, a braggart; one given to talking …c1440 obs. rare
 SLANG-WHANGER a careless talker …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 SPIELER a glib talker …1894 sl.
 STEM-WINDER an enthusiastic talker or impassioned public speaker …1942 US sl.
 TABLE-TALKER one who talks or converses at table; especially a person of high conversational powers …1846
 TAGUE FOR THE TONGUE, A an interminable talker, a gossip, a chatterbox …c1850 Sc.
 TAGUE FOR TONGUEING, A an interminable talker, a gossip, a chatterbox …c1850 Sc.
 TALE-PITCHER one who tells a good story; a romancing talker or chattering malcontent…1898 sl.
 TALKEE-TALKEE a talkative person …1877 US
 TALKER-SEER a seer who is also a talker …1884
 TALKIE FROM MILWAUKEE a talkative person …Bk1945 jive usage
 TATTERER a voluble talker, a chatterbox …1885 Sc. 
 TATTLE-BOX one who talks too much …1911 sl.
 TATTLER  an idle talker; a chatterer; a gossip; a talebearer; a telltale …1550
 TITTLE-TATTLER one addicted to tattling; an idle talker, a gossip …1600
– TONGUE-PAD a talkative person, a chatterer, a prattler …a1700 Eng. dial. & sl.
 TONGUER a speaker, a talker, an utterer …1822 
– TONGUESTER a talkative person; a great talker; a gossip, a babbler, a chatterer …1871
 UNCUS-POKE a gossip; a very talkative person …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 VAPOURER a bragging, grandiloquent, or fantastical talker …1653
 VOLISHER an ostentatious talker …Bk1905 Sc. obs.
– WAFFLE-BAGS a foolish person who talks much, and foolishly …1884  Eng. dial.
 WALTER WINCHELL one who talks too much; a gossip; an informer …1930s US criminals’ sl. 
– WHITTER-WHATTER a talkative woman; a chatterer …B1900 Sc. obs.
 WINDBAG a loquacious talker …1827 sl.
 WINDJAMMER a big talker; a boaster, a braggart …1887 Amer. dial.
– WINDMILL someone who talks a great deal …Bk1996 Amer. dial. 
– WINDY a talkative person, esp. one who lies or exaggerates …c1930 Amer. sl.
– WINDY-BAGS an incessant talker …1796 Eng. dial.
– WINDY-ORGAN a talkative, untruthful person …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– WINDY-WALLET a talkative, untruthful person …1856 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– WINDY-WALLETS a person who talks in a voluble, boastful, or exaggerated manner; a romancer …1825 Sc.
 WINDY-WALLOPS a very talkative person …Bk1893 Eng. dial.
 WOOFER a person who talks or chatters meaninglessly …1934 African-American sl.
 YAABER an incessant talker; a chatterer …1824 Sc.
 YABB an interminable talker, a chatterbox …a1838 Sc.
 YABBERER a talkative, loquacious person; a chatterer …1852 Aust. sl. 
 YABBLE a garrulous person; a chatterbox …1880 Sc.
 YABBLER a talkative person; a chatterbox …1901 Sc.
 YABBLOCK a chattering, talkative person; a garrulous person …1880 Sc.
 YABBOCK an incessant talker; a chatterer …1824 Sc.
 YABOK a talkative or impudent child …Bk1841 Sc.
– YACK a person who talks thickly …Bk1905 Sc. obs.
 YACKER;  YAKKER a gossip, a loquacious talker …1959 sl.
 YACKUZ one who talks thickly …1824 Sc. obs.
 YAFFLER a person who talks too much …1995 Aust. sl.
 YAMMERER a talkative person …1978
 YANKER an incessant talker …1825 Sc. obs.
 YAP a chatterbox, someone who talks interminably in an affected manner; a windbag …1825 Sc.
 YAPPER a talkative person; a chatterer …1901
 YAP YAP a talkative person; a chatterer …1983 Aust. sl.
 YARN-CHOPPER a fictional journalist; a story-teller, a chatterer, a long prosy talker …1890 UK sl.
 YARN-SLINGER one who writes tales in newspapers; a story-teller, a chatterer, a long, prosy talker …1890 sl. 
 YATTER an incessant talker; a gossip …1825 Sc.
 YENTA a talkative or gossipy woman; a busybody; a noisy, vulgar person; a coarse woman; a scolding woman or shrew; a nagging, whining person, usually female …1923 US
 YIFF-YAFF a small person who talks a great deal to little purpose …Bk1905 Sc. obs.
 YO-YO MOUTH one who talks too much; a chatterer …1975 US sl.


TALK etc. – PHRASES
 ALL GONG AND NO DINNER all talk but no action …1970s sl.
 ALL IN A CHARM all singing or talking at once …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 ALL JAW, LIKE A SHEEP’S HEAD nothing but talk …1876 sl.
 ALL MOUTH AND NO TROUSERS all talk and no substance …1977 UK sl.
 ALL PRICK AND BREECHES all talk and no action; used of a braggart, a fake …1920s sl.
 ALL PRICKS AND NO PENCE all talk and no action; used of a braggart, a fake …1920s sl.
 APPLETON TALKING used of one who is drunk and talking nonsensically or aggressively …20C W. Indies sl.
 DON’T LET YOUR ALLIGATOR MOUTH OVERLOAD YOUR CANARY ASS said to someone who talks big but appears to lack courage …1961 Amer. sl.
 DON’T LET YOUR BULLDOG MOUTH OVERRUN YOUR PUPPY DOG ASS said to someone who talks big but appears to lack courage …1962 Amer. sl.
 DON’T LET YOUR MOUTH OVERLOAD YOUR ASS said to someone who talks big but appears to lack courage …1962 Amer. sl.
 DON’T LET YOUR MOUTH WRITE A CHECK YOUR ASS CAN’T CASH said to someone who talks big but appears to lack courage …1974 Amer. sl.
 FERNANDEZ TALKING used of one who is drunk and talking nonsensically or aggressively …20C W. Indies sl.
 HUNDRED WORDS WON’T FILL A BUSHEL, A you talk to no purpose …1881 Eng. dial.
 IDLE YOUR JIVE don’t talk so fast …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
 TONGUE ENOUGH FOR TWO SETS OF TEETH said of a talkative person …1883
 YOU HAVE MADE A FAIR SPEECH used in derision of one that spends many words to little purpose …L17


TALK etc. – VERBS
 AIR ONE’S LUNGS to argue or talk at length …1969 Amer. dial.
 AIR ONE’S TONGUE to talk …Brit. sl.
 AIR ONE’S TONSILS to talk emptily …1960s US sl.
 AUGER to talk, to converse, to chat …1908 Amer. dial.
 AUGUR to talk, to converse, to chat …1908 Amer. dial.
 BACK THE BREEZE to talk excessively …1958 Amer. dial.
 BAIRGE to raise up the voice in a loud manner …Bk1898 Sc.
 BANG ON to talk repetitiously about a particular subject …1959 sl.
 BANG SOMEONE’S EAR to talk or complain at length to …1965 Amer. sl.
 BASH SOMEONE’S EAR to talk incessantly …1962 sl., orig. Aust. & NZ
 BAT ONE’S MOUTH to talk …1920s US sl.
 BAT THE BREEZE to talk …World War II Amer. sl.
 BEAK to talk excessively, loudly, or maliciously; to ‘peck’ at someone …1947 Amer. dial.
 BEAT ONE’S CHOPS to talk loudly or to no purpose; to chatter; to complain …1946  Amer. sl.
 BEAT ONE’S GUMS to talk loudly or to no purpose; to chatter; to complain …1935 Amer. sl.
 BEAT THE BREEZE to talk, to boast …World War II Amer. sl.
 BE BORN WITH A LONG TONGUE to be a great talker …1960 Amer. dial.
 BEGO to get round with craft, to talk over …1362 obs.
 BEMOUTH to talk grandiloquently, to declaim; to mouth the praises of a person …a1843
 BEND SOMEONE’S EAR to talk at tedious length to someone; also, to have someone’s attention …1942 Amer. sl.
 BE OFF EGGS, ON POTATOES to wander abruptly from one subject to another …Bk1900 Sc.
 BESLE to talk much at random and ignorantly …Bk1911 Sc.
 BEZLE to talk ignorantly or at random …Bk1911 Sc. 
 BIBBLE-BABBLE to indulge in idle talk …1888
 BIRK to give a tart answer; to converse in a lively or cutting way …Bk1911 Sc. 
 BLABBER to talk loquaciously …c1375
 BLAB OFF to talk out of turn …Bk1944 service sl.
 BLACKGUARD to talk obscenely; to curse or swear at …1902 Amer. dial.
 BLAGGARD to talk obscenely; to curse or swear at …1902 Amer. dial.
 BLAH to talk pretentiously or ostentatiously …1924 sl.
 BLAH-BLAH to talk pretentiously or ostentatiously …1924 sl.
 BLAT to talk noisily …1888 US
 BLATERATE to talk or babble vainly or rapidly …1676 obs.
 BLATHER to talk foolishly; to talk nonsense …1524 orig. Eng. dial.
 BLATTER to talk loudly and noisily …Bk1911 Sc.
 BLEDDER to talk idly or foolishly …Bk1911 Sc.
 BLETHER to talk nonsense; to prattle, to chatter …1524
 BLITHER to talk nonsense …1868
 BLOB to talk indiscreetly or excessively; to blab out, to chat …1899 Amer. dial.
 BLOVIATE to talk aimlessly and boastingly; to speak arrogantly or pompously; to be verbose; to wander from the subject …1847 Amer.  
 BLOW ONE’S HEAD AND HORNS OFF to talk too much …1906 Amer. dial.
 BLUITER to talk foolishly …Bk1911 Sc.
 BLUTTER to give hasty utterance to; to blurt out; to talk foolishly; to tell what ought to be kept secret …1680 obs. exc. Sc.
 BO to talk noisily …Bk1911 Sc.
 BOUNCE to talk big, to bluster, to hector; to swagger …c1626 obs.
 BREAK OUT AT THE MOUTH to talk too much or too loudly …1912 Amer. dial.
 BREAK WESTERN to talk rough, but not necessarily profanely …1982 Amer. dial.
 BUCK to talk egotistically; to prate and chatter; to let one’s tongue run loose …Bk1892 Anglo-Indian sl.
 BULL ALONG to talk without point …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 BUMP ONE’S GUMS to argue; to talk, esp. loudly or vociferously …Bk1947 US sl.
 BUST ONE’S CHOPS to talk incessantly …1950s US sl.
 BUZZ to talk …1899 Amer. sl.
 CACKLE to talk idly, esp. in the sense of telling secrets …1530
 CALLET to gossip, to talk …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 CAMP to talk, to chat, to gossip …1790 Eng. dial.
 CANK to cackle as geese; to talk rapidly, to chatter …1741 Eng. dial.
 CANT to speak; to talk …1567
 CARL to talk with a gruff, snarling voice; to snarl …1602 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 CARP to speak, to talk …a1240 obs.
– CARP to talk much, to prate, to chatter …1377 obs.
 CAST-OFF ONE’S JAW-TACKLE to talk fluently …Bk1896 sl.
 CHAT UP to gossip, to talk familiarly …20C W. Indies
 CHAUER to jabber, to talk gibberish …c1440 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 CHEW to talk …c1920
 CHEW ONE’S GUMS to talk too much or too loud …1969 Amer. dial.
 CHEW OVER to discuss, to talk over …20C Amer. sl.
 CHEW SOMEONE’S EAR OFF to deliver a long monologue; to talk tediously …20C Amer. sl.
 CHEW THE BIT to argue; to talk too much or too loud …1968 Amer. dial.
 CHEW THE FAT to talk; to gossip; to chat at length, esp. about trivial matters …20C Amer. sl.
 CHIN to talk, to chat; to gossip …1872 Amer. sl.
 CHIN-CHIN to talk; to converse …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 CHIN-MUSIC to talk or chat …1962 Amer. sl.
 CHINWAG to talk excessively, to chat …1945 Amer. sl.
 CHIP to utter a word; to speak; to talk …1887 Amer. sl.
 CHIP ONE’S TEETH to talk, usually too much or too loud; to argue …1958 Amer. dial.
 CHIP THE CHINA to talk or complain …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
 CHOKE OFF to stop a person talking …Bk1905 Amer. dial.
 CLICK THE PICKETS to talk or complain …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
 CLICK THE TEETH to talk or complain …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
 CLISH-MA-CLAVER to indulge in idle talk, gossip, etc. …1821 Sc.
 CLITTER to talk excessively, to chatter …a1528 obs.
 COLLIFOBBLE to talk secretly together …19C Eng. dial.
 CONFABULATE to talk easily together; to chat, to converse …1613
 CRACK to say; to talk; to speak, to speak up …1897 Amer. sl., esp. criminals’
 CRACK ON to talk incessantly; to boast …colloq.
 CRACK ONE’S JAW to talk, esp. boastfully …1932 Amer. Black sl.
 CRACK THE CRACKERS to talk or complain …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
 CUT to speak, to talk, to say …c1525 thieves’ sl. obs.
 CUT OFF ONE’S JIB to keep one from talking …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 DABBER to confound or stupefy by talking so rapidly that one cannot understand what is said …BK1900 Scot
 DABBLE to confound or stupefy with talk …Bk1900 Sc.
 DAFF to frolic, to sport, to jest; to talk nonsense …1804 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
 DALLY to talk or converse lightly or idly; to chat …c1300 obs.
 DANDER to wander or ramble in talk; to talk incoherently …1847 Eng. dial.
 DEBLATERATE to prate, to babble, to chatter, to talk excessively …1623 rare
 DING-DONG to assail with constant repetition of words …1797
 DISH THE GAB to converse …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 DISH THE HASH to talk, to converse …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 DROOL to talk foolishly, to ramble on …L19
 DRUMBLE to talk, mutter, or mumble in a sleepy, monotonous manner …1579 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.
 DUMMY UP to refuse to talk …Bk2006 US criminals’ sl.
 EAR-BASH to talk loquaciously …1944 sl., chiefly Aust.
 EAR-BEND to talk at tedious length to someone …1978 US sl.
 EXCHANGE CRACKS to talk, to converse …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 EXTRAVAGE to deviate in discourse from the proper subject; to – digress; to talk incoherently; to ramble …c1690 obs. exc. Sc.
 FABLE to speak, to talk, to converse …1382 obs. rare
 FADE to stop talking …1940s African-American & students’ sl.
 FALL AWAY to cease to speak of a subject …c1374 obs.
 FAN THE BREEZE to talk, to chatter …1946 Amer. dial.
 FAN THE FIRE to talk, to chatter …1966 Amer. dial.
 FATMOUTH to argue, to answer back, to be cheeky, to talk glibly, persuasively, or excessively, to boast …1968 sl., orig. African-American
 FILIBUSTER to talk garrulously or loudly, sometimes in an attempt to show off; to stall or to divert attention from one’s own error …1970 Amer. dial.
 FLANNEL to talk evasively to; to flatter; to deceive with insincere or flattering talk …1941 Brit. sl.
 FLASH ONE’S GAB to talk, to swagger, to brag …1819 sl.
 GAB to talk much or glibly; to chatter, to prate …1786
 GABBER to jabber, to gibber, to talk incoherently; to speak thickly or indistinctly …1706-7 obs. exc. Sc.
 GABBLE to talk volubly, inarticulately, and incoherently; to chatter, to prattle; also, to read so fast as to be unintelligible …1577
 GACK to talk idly, to chatter; to lie …Bk1900 Ireland
 GADGE to dictate impertinently; to talk idly …1719 Sc.
 GAFF to babble, to chatter; to talk loudly and merrily …1825 Sc. obs.
 GAGGLE to make a noise like geese; to talk volubly, to chatter …c1553 obs.
 GALDER to laugh in a noisy, vulgar manner; to talk or sing boisterously; to speak in a loud, foolish manner; to bawl …1866 Sc.
 GALLOP AWAY to talk fast, to ‘rattle on’ …1711
 GALSH to talk nonsense …1911 Sc.
 GANDER to ramble in talk, to waffle …1858
 GANDY to talk in a blustering, boastful, or pert fashion …1808 Sc. obs.
 GANGE to talk in a pert, silly manner; to talk insolently …1880 Sc.
 GANGLE to talk excessively, to chatter …a1300 obs.
 GANIE to talk in a blustering, boastful, or pert fashion …1808 Sc. obs.
 GANT to talk extravagantly, to make wild statements …1950 Sc.
 GAREY to talk loudly, to babble; to talk at the same time as another …Bk1900 Eng. dial.  
 GARRULATE to say or speak with garrulity; to talk nonstop; to utter in a chattering manner …1656 obs. rare
 GAS to indulge in empty talk; to talk idly or boastfully …1852 sl., orig. US
 GASH to talk, to converse, to gossip …a1774 Sc.
 GAUNGE to talk in a pert, silly manner; to talk insolently …1880 Sc. obs.
 GIVE IT THE VERBAL to talk aggressively …1960s sl.
 GIVE THE SALVE to talk in a conciliatory, soothing manner …M19 US sl.
 GLAB to talk foolishly …1941 Amer. sl.
 GLADSTONIZE to talk at great length without saying much of consequence; to speak much and mean nothing; to evade or prevaricate …1892
– GLAVER to chatter, to babble, to talk foolishly or heedlessly; to gossip …Bk1887 Sc. & Eng. dial.
​- GLIBBER-GLABBER to talk idly and confusedly …B1900 Sc.
 GLIB-GLAB to talk rapidly and volubly …1968 Amer. dial.
 GNASH THE CHOPPERS to talk or complain …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
 GOLDFISH to mouth words; to talk without being heard …2002 US sl.
 GO ON to talk loquaciously …a1822 sl.
 GO ON ABOUT to grumble; to complain, especially loudly; to talk on a subject for far too long …1863 UK
 GRIND THE GRINDERS to talk or complain …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
 GUM to talk nonsense …old Amer. dial.
 GUSH to talk too effusively and sentimentally; often, also insincerely …1864 colloq.
 HABBER to stammer, to stutter; to talk continuously and boringly …1808 Sc.
 HABBLE to stutter, to talk confusedly; to repeat something in a stammering or confused way; to gabble, to talk fast …1806 Sc.
 HAIVER to talk garrulously and foolishly; to talk nonsense …1721 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
 HASH to talk over, discuss exhaustively …M20 colloq.
 HAVE A MOUTH LIKE A COW’S CUNT to be excessively or indiscreetly talkative …1967 UK sl.
 HAVE ONE’S JAWING TACKS ABOARD to talk fluently …Bk1896 sl.
 HAVEREL to talk nonsense, to make a fool of …1822 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 HAVE SPEECH to talk …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– HOB-NOBBLE to talk intimately and confidentially together; to hob-nob …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
 HOLLER to talk …2001 US sl.
 HUBBER to stammer, to stutter; to talk continuously and boringly …1808 Sc.
 INTERLOCUTE to talk with, to hold conversation with …1621 obs. rare
 JAB to talk rapidly or foolishly …1969 Amer. dial.
 JABBER to chatter; to speak fast and indistinctly; to talk thick and fast; to talk gibberish; to speak or say rapidly, incoherently, and without making sense …1499
 JABBLE to talk rapidly and indistinctly or unintelligibly; to speak volubly and with little sense; to chatter, to gabble, to prattle …1570
 JAMMER to make a great outcry, or  a loud, disagreeable noise; to talk loudly or persistently; to shout; to scold …1835 Ireland
 JANGLE to talk excessively or noisily; to chatter, to babble, to prate; also said of birds …a1300 obs.
 JANNER to talk in an idle manner …1808 Sc.
 JARGON to talk unintelligibly …1570
 JAUNDER to talk in an idle manner …1808 Sc.
 JAUNER to talk in an idle manner …1808 Sc.
 JAVER to jabber, to talk gibberish …c1440 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 JAW to speak, to talk …1748 sl.
 JAW AT THE JIBS to talk foolishly or excessively …1980 Amer. dial.
 JAWNER to talk in an idle manner …1808 Sc.
 JEFF to talk, to chatter, esp. to seduce, to fool or deceive with a ‘line’ …1960s African-American sl.
 JIB to talk foolishly or excessively …1980 Amer. dial.
 JIBBER-JABBER to talk in a foolish, nonsensical manner …B1900 Sc.
 JIB-JAB to talk or chat …1968 Amer. dial.
 KEEP A CLEAN TONGUE to abstain from offensive or foul talk …1830
 LADLE to talk slowly and solemnly …19C sl.
 LAG to talk repetitively and tediously …1950s sl.
 LAIG to talk loudly and foolishly; to gossip, to talk idly …1871 Sc.
 LALLYGAG to loiter, to lounge, fool around; to chatter, to talk idly; to gad about …1870 Amer. dial.
 LAMPPOST to talk …1959 Amer. dial. rare
 LANCE to throw out a tale, words, etc.; to utter …a1300 obs.
 LANGUET to chatter, to talk idly …c1430 obs. rare
 LARUM to talk incessantly …1877 Eng. dial.
 LIP to talk, usually volubly, esp. in an abusive, rude, or argumentative fashion; to argue; to engage in backtalk …1898 sl.
 LIP OFF to talk, usually volubly, esp. in an abusive or argumentative fashion; to argue; to engage in backtalk …1943 Amer. dial.
 LOLLYGAG to loiter, to lounge, fool around; to chatter, to talk idly; to gad about …1870 Amer. dial.
 MAG to chatter, prattle, talk continuously; to gossip, chat … to chatter, to talk, to scold …1810 sl.
– MAG to talk at, to nag …20C Aust. sl.
 MAKE WITH THE BREEZE to talk …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
 MANG to speak or talk, hence to boast …1812 sl.
 MAPSE to make a smacking noise with the lips when eating or talking …1891 Eng. dial.
 MAUNDER to talk idly and incoherently; to mumble; to grumble; to threaten in an undertone; to muse, to ponder …1691 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 MEG to talk loquaciously …1810 sl.
 MOTORMOUTH to talk incessantly; to chatter …1985 US sl.
 MOUTH-MAUL to talk loudly and abusively; to drawl; to speak indistinctly …1876 Eng. dial.
 NAFF to talk in a pert, senseless way; to argue snappishly, esp. of children and persons of diminutive appearance …Bk1903 Sc.
 NAFFER to talk through the nose; to talk indistinctly …Bk1903 Eng. dial.
 NAIL OFF to say rapidly …1836 Sc.
 NELL to talk loudly or loquaciously …Bk1905 Sc.
 NELL AND TALK to talk loudly or loquaciously …Bk1905 Sc.
 OPEN ONE’S FACE to talk, to speak, esp. to speak rudely …L19 US sl.
 PACK IT IN to stop talking; to stop fooling or some foolish practice …c1925 Services’ sl.
 PACK IT UP to stop talking; to stop fooling or some foolish practice …c1925 Services’ sl.
 PACK UP ONE’S PIPES to cease from an action; to stop talking …M16 sl.
 PADDY O’ROURKE to talk …1998 UK rhyming sl.
 PAITER to mutter; to talk incessantly; to be talkative …1896 Sc.
 PALARIE to talk, to speak …M19 tramp & circus usage
 PALAVER to talk, to converse …M18
 PALLABER to talk, to converse …M18
 PARWHOBBLE to talk continuously, so as to engross the conversation; to talk quickly, to chatter …1876 Eng. dial.
 PATTER to talk incessantly; to speak hastily; to talk as a showman, etc., does in showing off his wares, etc. …1819 Sc. & Eng. dial.  
 PIFFLE to talk or act in a feeble or trifling way …M19 colloq.
 POKE UP ONE’S PIPES to cease from an action; to stop talking …M16 sl.
 POP OFF to talk in an aggressive, threatening manner …1930s sl.
 POP OFF AT THE MOUTH to talk in an aggressive, threatening manner …1930s sl.
 POP SHIT to boast, to talk nonsense …1960s sl.
 POUND SOMEONE’S EAR to talk at tedious length to …1972 Amer. sl.
 POUND THE IVORY to talk or complain …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
 PRITTLE-PRATTLE to chatter, to prate, to talk idly …1552 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 PUNCH THE BAG to complain; to talk at length, to gossip, to chat …1901 Amer. sl.
 PUT ON AN ACT to show off, to talk for display, to behave insincerely …1930s sl.
 PUT UP ONE’S PIPES to cease from an action; to stop talking …M16 sl.
 QUACK to talk pretentiously and ignorantly, like a quack; to talk for the sake of talking; to gossip; to be noisy …1756
 QUIDDLE to discourse in a trifling way …1567 now chiefly Eng. & Amer. dial.
 QUITHER to talk or chatter low; to whisper …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 QUOTHER to talk in a low and confidential tone …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 RAB to talk nonsense; to babble away …1898 Sc.
 RABBIT (AND PORK) to talk …1941 UK rhyming sl. for talk
 RABBIT ON to talk volubly, to chatter; to speak or write at length, without saying anything important …1941 colloq.
 RABBIT’S PAW to talk …1961 UK rhyming slang for ‘jaw’
 RABBLE to utter a torrent of words; to talk or ready hastily and indistinctly, to gabble, to speak nonsensically, to rave …a1400 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.
 RAIL OVER to talk over, to backbite …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 RANDER to ramble in discourse; to talk idly …Bk1905 Sc.
 RANNEL to talk in a rambling, gossiping way …1896 Eng. dial.
 RANT to frolic, to romp; to be jovial, boisterous, uproariously gay or merry; to lead a gay or dissolute life; also, to sing or talk loudly …1598
 RAP to talk, to converse …L19 sl.
 RATTLE to talk volubly; to chatter, to prate …1870 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 RATTLE ON to talk aimlessly; to gossip …20C US sl.
 REAM to shout, to cry aloud, to bawl; to weep, to bewail, to moan; to talk wildly, to vociferate …1691 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– REAM to talk nonsense; to rave …1870 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 REEVE to talk with great vivacity and incoherence …Bk1904 Sc. obs.
 RIDDENER to talk incessantly …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
 RIDE ON THE RIDGE to talk about continually; to put implicit trust in …1885 Sc.
 RIDE ON THE RIGGIN to talk about continually; to put implicit trust in …1885 Sc.
 RING to talk; to scold …Bk1903 sl.
 RUN OFF AT THE HEAD to talk too much or too loud …1966 Amer. dial.
 RUN OFF AT THE JIBS to talk foolishly or excessively …1980 Amer. dial.
 RUN OFF AT THE MOUTH to talk loquaciously …1909 US sl.
 RUN ONE’S MOUTH to talk loquaciously …1940 US sl., chiefly Black usage
 SACK MOUTH to talk nonsense; to talk for the sake of it …1980s African-American sl.
 SAW AWAY to talk incessantly, to chatter on …E19 sl.
 SAW OFF to stop talking …1900s US sl.
 SAY A MOUTHFUL to talk at length, esp. critically …1920s US sl.
 SAY NOTHING to talk trivially …1950s African-American sl.
 SCANCE to make a great show in conversation; to talk in a pompous or affected manner, to exaggerate, to embellish a story to the limits of credibility for the sake of effect …1815 Sc.
 SCLORE to chat or talk in a long gossipy manner; to prate, to babble …c1870 Sc.
 SCREED to talk, read, or recite rapidly and fluently; to reel off; to repeat a lying fabrication …1843 Sc.
 SCREEVE;  SCRIEVE to talk, read, or write fast and continuously; to reel off a story …1874 Sc.
 SELL A WOLF;  SELL A WOOF to brag or boast or show off; to talk loudly; to tell a lie …1970s African-American sl.
 SELL A WOLF TICKET;  SELL A WOOF TICKET to brag or boast or show off; to talk loudly; to tell a lie …1970s African-American sl.
 SERMOCINATE to talk; to hold a discourse; to make speeches …1623 rare
 SET UP ONE’S GASH to talk pertly; to give an insolent reply …1810 Sc. 
 SHELL CORN to talk angrily to one; to speak bluntly or harshly …1952 Amer. dial.
 SHELL THE CORN DOWN to talk angrily to one; to speak bluntly or harshly …1952 Amer. dial.
 SHOOT OFF ONE’S HEAD to talk too much or too loud …1966 Amer. dial.
 SHOOT OFF ONE’S MOUTH to talk loquaciously …1864 sl., orig. US
 SHOOT ONE’S MOUTH OFF to talk loquaciously; to speak revealingly …1864 sl., orig. US
 SHOOT THE BREEZE to chat, to talk idly …1941 US sl.
 SHOOT THE SHIT to talk in an informal manner; to gossip or banter …1947 sl., orig. US
 SHORT TALK to talk crossly, rudely, curtly or in a quarrelsome manner to someone …1931 Amer. dial.
 SHUT YOUR FACE to stop talking …1960s Amer. sl.
 SLABBER to talk nonsense …1990s Irish sl.
 SLICE THE CHOPS to talk or complain …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
 SLIDE THE JIVE to talk …Bk1947 Amer. sl.
 SPEEDRAP to talk fast, usually under the influence of amphetamine …1970s sl.
 SPOUT to talk or speak at some length or in an oratorical manner …1780 colloq.
 SPREAD THE SALVE to talk in a conciliatory, soothing manner …M19 US sl.
 STOP ONE’S THROPPLE to cease talking, singing, or making a noise …1901 Ireland
 TAIVER to wander in mind or speech; to talk foolishly or incoherently; to rave; to become confused through weariness or exhaustion …1808 Sc.
 TAKE A TACIT to stop talking …1947 US sl.
 TAKE OFF to start talking …1940s African-American sl.
 TALE to discourse, to talk, to chatter; to gossip; to tell tales …c1205 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
 TALK A BLUE STREAK to talk continuously …1895 US
 TALK A DOG’S HIND LEG OFF to be very talkative …1868 Eng. dial.
 TALK A HORSE’S HIND LEG OFF to be very talkative …1868 Eng. dial.
 TALK A STREAK to talk fast or constantly …1915
 TALK BAWDY to talk lewdly or obscenely …1656
 TALK SOMEONE’S EAR OFF to talk loquaciously …1935 US sl.
 TALK THE HIND LEG OFF A DONKEY to talk loquaciously …1808 sl.
 TALK THE HIND LEG OFF A HORSE to talk loquaciously …1808 sl.
 TALK THIN to talk in a low voice …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 TALK THROUGH (ONE’S) FLY-BUTTONS to talk nonsense, or smut …Bk2002 sl.
 TALK THROUGH ONE’S NECK to talk foolishly …Bk1892 Aust. sl.
 TALK THROUGH THE BACK OF ONE’S NECK to talk nonsense …1923 sl.
 TALK TO ONE’S MOMMETS to converse in a low voice with oneself …Bk1905 Eng. dial. obs.
 TAVER to wander in mind or speech; to talk foolishly or incoherently; to rave; to become confused through weariness or exhaustion …1808 Sc.
 TELL to talk, to converse …1955 Amer. dial.
 TELL DILDRAMS AND BUCKINGHAM JENKINS to talk strangely and wildly …1746 Eng. dial.
 TINKLE to talk idly, to prate, to utter empty sounds or senseless words …1641
 TIP THE MAG to talk, to orate …L18 sl.
 TITTLE-TATTLE to chatter, to prate; to talk idly; to gossip …1583
 VAPOUR to talk fantastically, grandiloquently, or boastingly; to brag or bluster …1628
 VAY-YAY to spend time talking …2006 Amer. dial.
 VERBAL to talk …1960s sl.
– VERBAL to talk aggressively, to abuse …1960s sl.
– VERBIGERATE to speak, to talk, to chat …1656 obs.
 VOLAGE to talk ostentatiously …1825 Sc. 
 VOLISH to talk ostentatiously …Bk1905 Sc. obs.
 WAFFLE to talk ramblingly …1900 sl.
– WAG ONE’S CHIN to talk, to gossip, to complain …E18 sl.
– WAG ONE’S CHOPS to talk, to gossip, to complain …E18 sl.
– WAG ONE’S JAW to talk, to gossip, to complain …E18 sl.
– WAG ONE’S TONGUE to talk, to gossip, to complain …E18 sl.
 WAG ONE’S YAP to talk too much, or too loud …1965 Amer. dial.
 WARBLE to talk in a pleasant manner …17C sl.
 WHITTER to talk ramblingly …1808 sl., orig. Sc.
– WHITTER-WHATTER to talk in a low tone …B1900 Sc. obs.
 WINDJAM to boast, to brag, to talk big …1915 Amer. dial.
 WITTER to talk ramblingly …1808 sl., orig. Sc.
 WOFFLE to talk ramblingly …1900 sl.
 WOOF to talk idly; to chatter meaninglessly …1934 African-American sl.
 WRAP UP to cease talking; to stop making a row or a noisy fuss …c1930 Services’ sl.
– WROB vb. to speak of a matter; to give information …c1425 obs.
– YAB to talk incessantly; to harp on a subject …Bk1905 Sc.
 YABB to harp on a subject; to talk incessantly …a1838 Sc.
 YABBER to talk in a voluble or excited way; to chatter, to gossip …1808 Sc.
– YABBLE to gabble, to chatter, to talk excessively …1808 Sc.
– YACK to talk thickly …1824 Sc. obs.
– YACK to talk excessively, to chatter …1950 sl.
 YACKER to talk, to chatter, to gossip …1950s Aust. sl.
 YACKET to talk loquaciously …1958 sl.
 YACKETY-YACK to chatter or talk aimlessly …1940s sl.
 YACKETY-YACKET to talk loquaciously …1953 sl.
 YACKETY-YACKETY to talk loquaciously …1953 sl.
 YACKETY-YAK to chatter or talk aimlessly …1953 sl.
– YADDER to talk incessantly; to chatter …1897 Eng. dial.
 YADDLE to talk incessantly …1822 Sc. obs.
– YAFF to talk excessively, to chatter; to talk nonsense; to prate; to nag …1808 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– YAFFLE to talk indistinctly; to mumble, as a toothless person …1847 Eng. dial.
– YAG to make a noise; to talk angrily; to importune incessantly; to irritate, to nag; to quarrel …1892 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– YAGGER to talk excessively, noisily, or angrily …1917 Amer. dial.
 YAK to talk or chatter either idly or stupidly or both …1949 US sl.
 YAKETY-YACK to chatter or talk aimlessly …1940s sl.
 YAKETY-YAK to chatter or talk aimlessly …1940s sl.
 YAKKER to talk loquaciously; to chatter; to gossip …1961 sl.
 YAKKETY-YACK to chatter or talk aimlessly …1940s sl.
 YAKKETY-YAK to chatter or talk aimlessly …1940s sl.
 YAM to talk too much …1951 US sl.
– YAMMER to talk loudly or persistently; to scold …1513 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.
– YAMMER to talk or hum indistinctly; to stammer …1881 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– YAMOUR to make a great outcry, or  a loud, disagreeable noise; to talk loudly or persistently; to shout; to scold …1835 Sc.
– YAP to talk snappishly, noisily, or foolishly; to chatter; to scold …1886 Sc. & Eng. & Amer. dial.
 YAP IT UP to talk, to make a noise, esp. to shout at, like a dog …E19 sl.
– YAPPER to chatter, to talk; to answer saucily; to mouth …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 YARD to chat, to make small talk …1960s sl.
 YARG to talk incessantly; to argue doggedly and tiresomely; to carp, to wrangle, to criticize …a1838 Sc.
 YARN to converse, to chat, to talk …1847 sl.
 YATATA to talk monotonously or tediously …1940s US sl.
 YATTER to chatter, to ramble on in a confused or foolish manner; to prattle, to talk interminably …1825 Sc.
 YAUP to shout, to bawl, to cry aloud; to talk in a loud, boisterous manner; to whine …1824 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 YAW to talk in a disagreeable manner; to talk disconnectedly and jerkily …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 YAWK to call out loudly; to hoot; to shout; to talk quickly and indistinctly …1824 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 YAWP to shout, to bawl, to cry aloud; to talk in a loud, boisterous manner; to whine …1824 Sc.
– YAW-YAW to talk affectedly …1854
– YED to sing, to recite, to talk, to discourse …c888 obs.
– YEDDLE to fret, to grumble; to talk in an irritating manner …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– YERP to talk, to make a noise, esp. to shout at, like a dog …E19 sl.
– YIMMER to make a great outcry, or  a loud, disagreeable noise; to talk loudly or persistently; to shout; to scold …1835 N. Ireland
 YIP to  talk in a petulant or irritating manner …1910s US sl.
– YOMER to make a great outcry, or  a loud, disagreeable noise; to talk loudly or persistently; to shout; to scold …1835 Sc.
 YOPE to talk in a loud, boisterous manner; to whine …1824 Eng. dial.
– YOPPER to chatter, to talk; to answer saucily; to mouth …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 YOWP to shout, to bawl, to cry aloud; to talk in a loud, boisterous manner; to whine …1824 Eng. dial.


TALK BACK – NOUNS, PERSON
– a person who talks back, or gives rude answers JAWER 1966 Amer. dial.

TALK BACK – VERBS
– to talk back; to retort indignantly back; to argue JAW BACK 1885 Amer. dial.


TALK DOWN – VERBS
– to talk down FLUMMOX BY THE LIP L19 sl.


TALK SHOW – NOUNS, PERSON
​- a radio talk show host who encourages bigotry HATE-JOCK 1990s US sl.
– a talk show host or hostess GABMEISTER Bk1995 Amer. sl.