talebearer

noun
tale·​bear·​er | \ ˈtāl-ˌber-ər How to pronounce talebearer (audio) \

Definition of talebearer

: one that spreads gossip or rumors also : tattletale

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talebearing \ ˈtāl-​ˌber-​iŋ How to pronounce talebearing (audio) \ adjective or noun

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statehouse talebearers had long spread stories about the governor's extramarital affairs 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, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of talebearer was in the 15th century

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“Talebearer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/talebearer. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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