1. [mid-18C+] to talk, to argue.
2. [19C+] to address censoriously or abusively, to scold or lecture.
3. [mid-19C] (US) to yell.
4. [late 19C] to tell, e.g., a lie.
1. [mid-19C] an empty chatterer.
2. [1900s] (Aus.) one who nags.
[1960s+] (US) to talk at length.
1. a lawyer.
2. an auctioneer.
[late 18C–1900s] a chatterer.
[mid-19C–1910s] (US) the mouth, the tongue, as used in talking; also attrib.
see talk someone’s head off under talk v.