Any of several shore birds related to and resembling the sandpipers, especially one of the genus Heteroscelus that is noted for its loud cry. (noun)
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Use "tattler" in a sentence
"Don't be such a tattler, Chloe, or you'll have to stay in at recess."
"On shipboard he would be a sneak, a whiner, a tattler."
"Eastern Willet, Tringa s. semipalmata synonym; Catoptrophorus semipalmatus, formerly; Symphemia semipalmata, protonym; Scolopax semipalmata, also known as the semipalmated tattler or simply as the willet, photographed at Bolivar Peninsula, Texas, USA."