"clack-box" Definition

  1. a garrulous person, so called from the rattle formerly used by vagrants to make a rattling noise and attract attention.—_Norfolk._ ⁂ A common proverb in this county is, “your tongue goes like A BAKER’S CLAP-DISH,” which is evidently a modern corruption of the beggars’ CLAP or CLACK-DISH mentioned in _Measure for Measure_. It was a wooden dish with a movable cover.

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Position in the dictionary: 656 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: claggum, clam, or clem, clap, clap-trap, clapper, claret, clashy, class, clawhammer coat, clean
Previous words in the dictionary: circumbendibus, cinder, churchwarden, church a yack, chunk, chump, chummy, chumming-up, chum, chull

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