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From Middle English talkere, equivalent to talk +‎ -er.



talker (plural talkers)

  1. 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.
  2. Any creature or machine that talks.
    Some parrots are vociferous talkers.
  3. (informal, media) A talk show; a talk-show host; an all-talk radio station.
  4. (informal, media) A popular topic of conversation.
    The royal engagement is likely to be a top talker right through the wedding.
  5. (informal, politics) A talking point.
  6. (Internet) A stripped-down version of a MUD which is designed for talking, that predates instant messengers; a kind of early chat room.

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