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  • For example, un bavard is someone full of worthless talk, closely related to the feminist neologism of mansplaining, though there's no reason to suppose that over-loquacious feminists might not also be termed bavardes.

    On needed words

  • Duroy sentit brusquement une sensation de froid, une sorte de crispation nerveuse, un besoin d'injurier et de gifler ce bavard.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Un jeune homme d'un naturel bavard voulait s'instruire à l'école d'Isocrate, orateur athénien du IVe siècle av.

    French Conversation and Composition

  • But he was by nature _bavard_, and Falloden played him with some skill.

    Lady Connie

  • Being a great _bavard_, he speedily told me all that had taken place during the last two days.

    Charles O'Malley — Volume 2

  • The scoundrel does not want for good qualities; but he is vain, a spendthrift, and a bavard.

    Barry Lyndon

  • (bavard) people, whom he has prudently forbidden all conversation and writing concerning government of the State.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • Drimdarroch, by all accounts, was a spendthrift, a player, a _bavard_, his great friends, Glengarry and another Scot, Balhaldie -- "

    Doom Castle

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