Definition of mouthy in US English:



  • Inclined to talk a lot, especially in an impudent way.

    ‘an especially mouthy eleven-year-old’
    • ‘‘Some lads have taken a lot of work, one in particular was a bit mouthy but he now gets top marks,’ he said.’
    • ‘Even a mouthy sort like me values civility but I have a great deal of trouble sparing it for people who are invading my private time in my own home uninvited.’
    • ‘His lean, mean prose, stripped-down dialogue and gallery of memorable characters - where typically the cool, quiet guy wins out over the mouthy badass - have almost come to define the genre.’
    • ‘Even though teachers go through years of training to put up with mouthy students, it doesn't affect them because their dream was to teach and educate others.’
    • ‘Leah is very loud, very mouthy, a typical bolshie teenager: she got kicked out of school and no one has the time of day for her.’
    • ‘Otherwise he saw her as a wild-eyed radical and a mouthy woman.’
    • ‘And the mouthy brat says, ‘What car, this is a van,’ prompting mom or dad to reply, ‘Don't bother me with semantics!’’
    • ‘My rare up-close-and-personal experiences with priests revealed them to be mostly dim-witted, nervous and puny - easily flustered by a mouthy little teenaged girl.’
    • ‘All these people called themselves the radical dance faction at the time and were very mouthy and seemed to have a manifesto.’
    • ‘And if you don't respect an officer and they feel you've been a little too mouthy with them or whatever, they'll do something that they call ‘rolling you up’.’
    • ‘With referees now bringing the ball forward for indiscipline, mouthy players can cost their team a game, not to mind risking a yellow card and even a sending off.’
    • ‘This is the perfect opportunity for those of you who are afraid to be political, silly, irreverent, serious, mouthy, or sexy on your own website.’
    • ‘I watched in dismay as she became overly confident, brusque and mouthy, as all teenagers must, but at the time there seemed to be a direct correlation with the strength of her fan club.’
    • ‘The ranks of conservatives are overwhelmingly a bunch of mouthy chickenhawk cowards; in particular, conservative politicians.’
    • ‘While we were waiting another extremely mouthy, rude buxom woman in her late 30s to 40s, who also knew the driver of the car, came along and gave us disgusting verbal abuse.’
    • ‘He may be mouthy, cocky, forgetful etc, but they are all faults I can see in myself!’
    • ‘Despite her enduring success, when you mention her name lots of people - predominantly men - dismiss her, not merely as a mouthy broad, but because she doesn't fit their stereotype of female pulchritude.’
    • ‘I like mouthy people who tell it like it is and don't really give a damn about what people think about them, it's good television watching them arguing.’
    • ‘Mick Jagger, the mouthy, strutting rock-rebel lead singer of the Rolling Stones, yesterday knelt humbly before Royalty - in a pair of black trainers - and became a knight of the realm.’
    • ‘I was at Falkirk for about 12 years and I had my time being quiet, but I got more confident and mouthy as I got older.’
    wordy, loquacious, garrulous, talkative, voluble, orotund, expansive, babbling, blathering, prattling, prating, jabbering, gushing, effusive
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