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People who talk a lot or too much or are nosey

bore

noun

someone who talks too much about things that are not very interesting

gossip

noun

someone who enjoys talking about other people

rambler

noun

someone who talks for a long time in a boring, annoying, or confusing way

chatterbox

noun

someone who talks a lot

talker

noun

someone who talks a lot or who talks in a particular way

windbag

noun

someone who talks too much in a boring way

motormouth

noun

someone who talks too much

busybody

noun

someone who is very interested in other people’s private lives and activities and tries to get involved in them in a way that is annoying

voyeur

noun

someone who enjoys learning about the private details of other people’s lives, especially unpleasant or shocking details

nosy parker

noun

a nosy person

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