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tattle

play
noun tat·tle \ˈta-təl\

Definition of tattle

  1. 1 :  idle talk :  chatter

  2. 2 :  gossip



Examples of tattle

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



Circa 1529

First Known Use of tattle

circa 1529

Rhymes with tattle


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tattle

verb tat·tle

Simple Definition of tattle

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

Full Definition of tattle

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

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  chatter, prate

  3. 2 :  to tell secrets :  blab

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  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



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