Definitions

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

  • n. One who talks, especially a loquacious or garrulous person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who talks, especially one who gives a speech, or is loquacious or garrulous.
  • n. A talk show; a talk-show host; an all-talk radio station.
  • n. A popular topic of conversation.
  • n. A talking point.
  • n. A stripped-down version of a MUD which is designed for talking, that predates instant messengers; a kind of early chat room.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who talks; especially, one who is noted for his power of conversing readily or agreeably; a conversationist.
  • n. A loquacious person, male or female; a prattler; a babbler; also, a boaster; a braggart; -- used in contempt or reproach.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who talks; especially, one who talks to excess.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)

Etymologies

talk +‎ -er. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "The dame nivver were much of a talker -- not to say a _talker_, thoo knows; but mark me, she loves a crack all the same."

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  • It is what we call a talker, nothing more, nothing less.

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  • Then Henry, who was stubborn and difficult, and Hap, who was a talker from the beginning.

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  • Do not be conned into thinking this smooth talker is going to do anything but increase taxes and fall flat on his face.

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  • "But, aunt Caxton," said Eleanor, who felt herself taken down a little, as a secure talker is apt to be by a manner very composed in his opponent – "it is surely the habit of refined persons in these times not to get excited – or not to express their feelings very publicly?"

    The Old Helmet

  • In fact, going into Gaza recently to celebrate International Women’s Day, felt like entering that part of the Bible that I think frightens every child: the bloody part that everybody accepts because “God” tells them they have to, and any back-talker is likely to be struck by lightening.

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  • Because, I’m sure, some fast-talker from a Flash design company fooled the marketing people at M&S who don’t really know better into thinking they needed it.

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  • Holmes is a good tipper and a good talker, which is a skill that came in handy that day.

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  • He's just going to be known as a talker to the press.

    CNN Transcript Jul 4, 2005

  • The talker was the head of the school, and I like her a lot.

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