What words can be used to describe someone who likes to talk continuously and unstoppably?

Would that be a gabber? What else could you call them?

How do these words relate to the way the person is feeling while they are talking?

  • Grabber? Where did you find that word?
    – Catija
    Commented Aug 10, 2016 at 22:02
  • See also: english.stackexchange.com/questions/242760/…
    – Dog Lover
    Commented Aug 10, 2016 at 22:03
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    You might mean gabber not grabber. Or they might be a motor-mouth
    – Jim
    Commented Aug 10, 2016 at 23:41
  • Do you care if the word has a negative or a positive connotation?
    – herisson
    Commented Aug 11, 2016 at 6:58
  • There is more to connotation to words, I am suggesting there actually may be a hidden logic behind it. Just an idea. Commented Aug 11, 2016 at 15:51

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chatterbox (slang) - A person who talks at length about trivial matters.

windbag (slang) - an exhaustively talkative person; person who talks too much

garrulous - tending to talk a lot; very talkative

  • +1 I like your first three. I don’t like circumlocutory as well here.
    – Jim
    Commented Aug 10, 2016 at 23:44
  • Yeah, I wasn't going to add it, seeing how it has a slightly different meaning than just "talkative". I should remove it as it pertains more to writing than speech.
    – user190075
    Commented Aug 10, 2016 at 23:55

Logorrheic (adj.):

pertaining to the over use of words or excessive talkativeness.

Collins Dictionary



From Wiktionary:

talkaholic: An incessant talker.  

"Are you a Talkaholic?"

If you are a Talkaholic, you throw out words as you would darts to keep people away from you.

No words were spoken for a long time. This was plainly killing Kerra who was a talk-aholic.

Synonyms: motormouth

Related terms: talkaholism

incessant‎(comparative more incessant, superlative most incessant):

Without pause or stop; not ending, especially to the point of annoyance.

The dog's incessant barking kept the girl awake all night.

talker‎(plural talkers):

A person who talks, especially one who gives a speech, or is loquacious or garrulous.

What this country needs is a smooth talker.

That guy's a real talker.

loquacious ‎(comparative more loquacious, superlative most loquacious):

Talkative or chatty, especially of persons given to excess conversation.  

garrulous ‎(comparative more garrulous, superlative most garrulous):

Excessively or tiresomely talkative.


Compulsive talking

Compulsive talking (also known as talkaholism) goes beyond the bounds of what is considered to be a socially acceptable amount of talking.


to talk for a long time about something that other people do not find interesting.

  • So here we have it, another psychiatric disorder. Just great. Commented Aug 11, 2016 at 15:53
  • Anyways, I am not satisfied with this list of answers. But thanks. Commented Aug 11, 2016 at 15:54
  • Important to know that exactly the word you put in bold has a marker on wiki which pretty much doubts its existence.
    – Helmar
    Commented Aug 11, 2016 at 21:23

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