from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who chatters; a chatterbox.
  • n. Any of several passerine birds, mostly from South America; especially the cotingas.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A prater; an idle talker.
  • n. A bird of the family Ampelidæ -- so called from its monotonous note. The Bohemion chatterer (Ampelis garrulus) inhabits the arctic regions of both continents. In America the cedar bird is a more common species. See Bohemian chatterer, and Cedar bird.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who chatters; a prater; an idle talker.
  • n. The popular name of birds of the genus Ampelis in the most restricted sense, or Bombycilla.

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

  • n. an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker
  • n. passerine bird of New World tropics


chatter +‎ -er (Wiktionary)


  • The so-called chatterer has a pleasant note, beautiful plumage, makes a living cleverly, and is graceful in form; it appears to be alien to our country; at all events it is seldom seen at a distance from its own immediate home.

    The History of Animals

  • You'll make a good point, a half-dozen of her commenters will respond with some counterpoint, and if you respond to more than 2 of them she deletes your posts without notice and declares you a "chatterer".

    "You might be smart enough to play chez Althouse, but you have got to try much harder. Get out of the boys' club..."

  • At home, although the man in our house is outnumbered 3: 1, I would say that the women speak a disproportionate amount of the time (none of usis agreat chatterer, though, our house is more likely to be silent rather than filled with conversation by either gender).

    Sarah Paretsky and voices of women

  • My plan is $15/month for 500 outgoing minutes (I'm not much of a chatterer), including long distance, caller ID, voice mail, and a slew of other features that Qwest would ream you for, if only they offered them.

    Two thirds of a day with an iPhone (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • Antique Holly, after Tribal Council's eviction of marathon chatterer Wendy: "I really liked Wendy."

    Tallulah Morehead: Survivor 21: Infants vs Senior Citizens: Shut up, Shannon!

  • Every once in a while, though, a critic emerges who is more than a chatterer — a critic with credibility whose views seem more than a little plausible and who manages to rankle those in power in more than passing ways.

    The Editor’s Desk: Obama's Nobel Headache

  • “Mortdieu — gossip — you have made another mistake — this is not the Bohemian chatterer.”

    Quentin Durward

  • We do know, however, that at least one major Village chatterer can speak of nothing else:


  • Was it possible that Flora could have been such a chatterer in the days she referred to?

    Little Dorrit

  • A few are just mean snipes at the average Briton by what can only be a stereotypical wine-and-cheese chatterer, with lip curled up and moral superiority towering.

    50 Reasons to Love & Hate the EU


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