Definition of magpiety in US English:

magpiety

noun

  • Talkativeness, garrulity (especially on religious or moral topics); affected piety.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Hood (1799–1845), poet and humorist. Humorous blend of magpie and piety.

Pronunciation

magpiety

/maɡˈpʌɪəti/