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a person or thing that babbles.
any of the birds of the family Timaliidae, many of which have a loud, babbling cry.
Historical Examples

It is difficult to live amongst men, because silence is so difficult— especially for a babbler.
Thus Spake Zarathustra Friedrich Nietzsche

Under this mask which resembles him, I will drive away the babbler from here.
Amphitryon Moliere

Large and projecting ears are indicative of a fool and babbler.
Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnus William MacGillivray

“That’s your concern,” said the babbler, with an evil smile.
The Trappers of Arkansas Gustave Aimard

One has but to observe the laboured flight of a babbler to appreciate how easy a mark he is to a bird of prey.
Jungle Folk Douglas Dewar

The babbler, who was a few paces in advance, suddenly uttered a cry.
The Trappers of Arkansas Gustave Aimard

Time will discover everything to posterity; it is a babbler, and speaks even when no question is put.
Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign Sources James Wood

You need not be on the lookout with me, sir; I am no babbler.
The White Terror and The Red Abraham Cahan

On their approach the pie lunged at a babbler and caused it to retire.
Jungle Folk Douglas Dewar

And how did the babbler fear the Angels whom he had himself made?
Simon Magus George Robert Stow Mead

a person who babbles
any of various insect-eating birds of the Old World tropics and subtropics that have a loud incessant song: family Muscicapidae (warblers, thrushes, etc)


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