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  • "Chatty Cathy" was a doll manufacturel by Mattel from about 1959 to 1965. She "said" several phrases when her string was pulled.

    Hence, chatty cathy refers to someone who talks incessantly--like the earlier chatterbox.

    Another phrase is who put a nickel in you? (It would be more now, inflation and all!)

    June 28, 2007