Nickleby

(Mrs.). An endless talker, always introducing something quite foreign to the matter in hand, and pluming herself on her penetration. (Dickens: Nicholas Nickleby.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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