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talebearer

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noun tale·bear·er \-ˌber-ər\

Definition of talebearer

  1. :  one that spreads gossip or rumors; also :  tattletale

talebearing

play \-iŋ\ adjective or noun


Examples of talebearer in a sentence

  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>



15th Century

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15th century


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