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circa 1529, in the meaning defined above
reduplication of tattle entry 2
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“Tittle-tattle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tittle-tattle. Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.
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