talebearer


tale·bear·er

noun \-ˌber-ər\

Definition of TALEBEARER

:  one that spreads gossip or rumors; also :  tattletale
tale·bear·ing \-iŋ\ adjective or noun

Examples of TALEBEARER

  1. <statehouse talebearers had long spread stories about the governor's extramarital affairs>
  2. <the teacher told him not to be such a talebearer, as she was quite capable of detecting student misbehavior on her own>

First Known Use of TALEBEARER

15th century

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