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Definition of TATTLE

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Tattle \Tat"tle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tattled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tattling}.] [Akin to OE. tateren, LG. tateln, D. tateren to stammer, and perhaps to E. titter.]
     1. To prate; to talk idly; to use many words with little meaning; to chat. [1913 Webster]

              The tattling quality of age, which is always narrative.                            --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     2. To tell tales; to communicate secrets; to be a talebearer; as, a tattling girl. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Tattle \Tat"tle\, n.
     Idle talk or chat; trifling talk; prate.
     [1913 Webster]

           [They] told the tattle of the day.       --Swift. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

74 Moby Thesaurus words for "tattle":
     babble, back-fence gossip, be indiscreet, be unguarded, bear witness against, betray, betray a confidence, blab, blabber, blather, blether, blow the whistle, blurt, blurt out, buzz, chatter, chitchat, clatter, cry, divulge, fink, give away, gossip, gossiping, gossipmongering, gossipry, grapevine, groundless rumor, hearsay, idle talk, inform, inform against, inform on, jabber, leak, let drop, let fall, let slip, narc, natter, newsmongering, peach, piece of gossip, prate, prattle, rat, retail gossip, reveal, reveal a secret, rumble, rumor, scuttlebutt, sell out, sing, snitch, snitch on, spill, spill the beans, squeal, stool, story, tale, talebearing, taletelling, talk, tattle on, tell, tell idle tales, tell on, tell secrets, tell tales, testify against, tittle-tattle, turn informer


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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