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magpiety, n. - Talkativeness, garrulity (esp. on religious or moral topics); affected piety.

magpiety, n. Talkativeness, garrulity (esp. on religious or moral topics); affected piety.
Pronunciation: Brit. /maɡˈpʌɪəti/, U.S. /mæɡˈpaɪədi/ Forms: 18 mag-piety, 18– magpiety.
Etymology:Humorous blend of magpie n. and piety n. Compare also mag n.3, mag v.2

Talkativeness, garrulity (esp. on religious or moral topics); affected piety.

1832 T. Hood Jarvis & Mrs. Cope in New Sporting Mag Mar. 323 Not pious in its proper sense, But chattring like a bird, Of sin and grace—in such a case Mag-piety's the word.
1841 T. Hood Let. in Memorials (1860) II. iii. 118 Such solemn questions as..whether your extreme devotion has been affected or sincere..in short, Piety or Mag-piety?
1891 Blackwood's Edinb. Mag. 150 400/2 Conceive the agony of suppressed speech when a man is as garrulous as a magpie by nature; and my friend is that, though his magpiety is of an elevated sort.
1987 M. Daly Websters' First New Intergalactic Wickedary Eng. Lang. 145 Magpiety, the impious impropriety of Prudes; irreverence for sir-reverence; Nagpiety's Hagpiety.
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