cackler

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cackler any of various insectivorous Old World birds with a loud incessant song; in some classifications considered members of the family Muscicapidae
    • n cackler a hen that has just laid an egg and emits a shrill squawk
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cackler A fowl that cackles.
    • Cackler One who prattles, or tells tales; a tattler.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cackler A fowl that cackles.
    • n cackler One who giggles.
    • n cackler A telltale; a tattler.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Cackler a fowl that cackles: a talkative, gossiping person
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. cakelen; cog. with Dut. hakelen.

Usage

In literature:

To pick out the greatest gossip, the sharpest tongue, the most inveterate cackler of the neighborhood!
"The Illustrious Gaudissart" by Honore de Balzac
To pick out the greatest gossip, the sharpest tongue, the most inveterate cackler of the neighborhood!
"Parisians in the Country" by Honore de Balzac
I never wath much of a cackler, Thquire, and I have thed my thay.
"Ten Girls from Dickens" by Kate Dickinson Sweetser
You old cackler, that's what sticks in your crop yet.
"From the Ranks" by Charles King
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In news:

DELAWARE — Marian E Cackler , 76, of Delaware died Wednesday, Oct 13, 2010, at home surrounded by her family.
Marian married James H Cackler in 1962, her husband of 18 years.
Thomas Cackler, PE, National Center for Concrete Pavement Technology.
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