tattletale

noun tat·tle·tale \ ˈta-tᵊl-ˌtāl \

Definition of tattletale

chiefly US, informal
: someone (such as a child) who tells secrets about what someone else has done : one who tattles : informer

Examples of tattletale in a Sentence

  1. don't be such a tattletale and tell me about every little thing your sister does

First Known Use of tattletale

1888


TATTLETALE Defined for English Language Learners

tattletale

noun

Definition of tattletale for English Language Learners

  • : a child who tells a parent, teacher, etc., about something bad or wrong that another child has done : a child who tattles on another child


TATTLETALE Defined for Kids

tattletale

noun tat·tle·tale \ ˈta-tᵊl-ˌtāl \

Definition of tattletale for Students

: a person who tells on someone


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