tattler

noun tat·tler \ ˈtat-lər , ˈta-tᵊl-ər \

Definition of tattler

2 : any of various slender long-legged shorebirds (such as the willet, yellowlegs, and redshank) of the sandpiper family with a loud and frequent call

Examples of tattler in a Sentence

  1. as the office's resident tattler, she can be counted on to report any unauthorized use of the photocopiers

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First Known Use of tattler

1550

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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