tattle

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1tat·tle

noun \ˈta-təl\

Definition of TATTLE

1
:  idle talk :  chatter
2
:  gossip

Examples of TATTLE

  1. <she claims to have picked up some juicy tattle about the candidate>

First Known Use of TATTLE

circa 1529

Rhymes with TATTLE

2tattle

verb

: to tell a parent, teacher, etc., about something bad or wrong that another child has done

tat·tledtat·tling \ˈtat-liŋ, ˈta-təl-iŋ\

Full Definition of TATTLE

intransitive verb
1
:  chatter, prate
2
:  to tell secrets :  blab
transitive verb
:  to utter or disclose in gossip or chatter

Examples of TATTLE

  1. <those neighborhood busybodies, constantly tattling and whispering over their backyard fences>

Origin of TATTLE

Middle Dutch tatelen; akin to Middle English tateren to tattle
First Known Use: 1547

Rhymes with TATTLE

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