magpie

A magpie is a loud-voiced black and white bird. If someone calls you a magpie, you should probably quiet down.

The magpie is a distinctive looking bird, with glossy black and brilliant white markings. Its sound is nearly as striking, famously noisy and almost jarring. This has led to another meaning of magpie, "someone who talks obnoxiously." You might describe your chatterbox neighbor as a magpie — and the word itself comes from the nickname Mag, short for Margaret and commonly used in slang English to mean "idle chattering."

Primary Meanings of magpie

1.
n
long-tailed black-and-white crow that utters a raucous chattering call
2.
n
an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker
3.
n
someone who collects things that have been discarded by others
Full Definitions of magpie
1

n long-tailed black-and-white crow that utters a raucous chattering call

Types:
European magpie, Pica pica
a common magpie of Eurasia
American magpie, Pica pica hudsonia
a magpie of Rocky Mountains in North America
Type of:
corvine bird
birds of the crow family
2

n an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker

Synonyms:
babbler, chatterbox, chatterer, prater, spouter
Type of:
speaker, talker, utterer, verbaliser, verbalizer
someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)
3

n someone who collects things that have been discarded by others

Synonyms:
pack rat, scavenger
Type of:
hoarder
a person who accumulates things and hides them away for future use

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