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tattle

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noun tat·tle \ˈta-təl\

Definition of tattle

  1. 1 :  idle talk :  chatter

  2. 2 :  gossip

Examples of tattle in a sentence

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

Circa 1529

First Known Use of tattle

circa 1529


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tattle

verb tat·tle

Definition of tattle

tattled

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tattling

play \ˈtat-liŋ, ˈta-təl-iŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  chatter, prate

  3. 2 chiefly US :  to tell secrets about what someone else has done :  blab

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to utter or disclose in gossip or chatter

Examples of tattle in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of tattle

Middle Dutch tatelen; akin to Middle English tateren to tattle


First Known Use: 1547


TATTLE Defined for English Language Learners


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tattle

verb tat·tle

Definition of tattle for English Language Learners

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


TATTLE Defined for Kids

tattle

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verb tat·tle \ˈta-təl\

Definition of tattle for Students

tattled

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tattling

  1. :  to tell on someone

tattler

\ˈtat-lər\ noun


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