Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Annoyingly talkative.
  • adj. Given to ranting or bombast.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Overly talkative, insolent, and loud.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Loquacious; ranting; affected.
  • Given to grimacing or to distorting the lips or the face in speaking, etc.: as, mouthy children are unpleasant.

Etymologies

From mouth +‎ -y. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • My horse is "mouthy" - no biting, but sticking his muzzle right into you searching for treats.

    TheHorse.com News

  • Pitbulls seem to be very "mouthy" - I've been through two of them now.

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  • You're just going to be known as the mouthy one who gets in trouble for saying what she thinks.

    The Saturday interview: Gemma Arterton

  • Questions remain after woman is charged with killing her 2 teens for being 'mouthy' Questions remain after woman is charged with killing her 2 teens for being 'mouthy' - When police responded to a call from a concerned relative and found Julie Schenecker on the back porch of her Tampa home, they said she was covered in blood and made a gut-wrenching admission: She had killed her teenage son and daughter because they were "mouthy."

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  • Take a look at the similarities to this barb from Byron's famous poem "Don Juan" wherein he rips fellow poet Robert Southey (whose name he rhymes with "mouthy") by following up a Southey quote with:

    John Lundberg: The 2008 Election in Verse

  • Tell me again how Southerners aren't "mouthy" and I'll have them all line up on your porch and demonstrate the virtues of "brazen," one by facile one.

    HH Com 444

  • He probably thinks it’s his latest woman, the one Irene calls mouthy—not because she talks too much, because of what she supposedly does for him in the backseat of his Camaro, during breaks, to relieve his tremendous artistic tension.

    Vince Flynn Collectors’ Edition #2

  • He’s also a bit mouthy, which is not a good habit for a horse, even if it’s not menacing.

    In Gordath Wood: Writer Patrice Sarath » Riding lessons — progress

  • He was not a likeable sort; he was too "mouthy" according to his associates.

    Jean of the Lazy A

  • Police say Schenecker admitted killing her children because they were "mouthy"

    CNN.com

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