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Definition of "tattle" [tat•tle]

  • To reveal the plans or activities of another; gossip. See Synonyms at gossip. (verb-intransitive)
  • To chatter aimlessly; prate. (verb-intransitive)
  • To reveal through gossiping. (verb-transitive)
  • Aimless chatter; prattle. (noun)
  • Gossip; talebearing. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tattle" in a sentence
  • "Twittle-twattle, which in his day combined the senses now expressed by twaddle and tittle-tattle, is a 'vile word.'"
  • "However, it's easy to imagine lots of non-murderous people will be subject to them as an arse covering measure by supernintendos on the basis of nothing more than title tattle and unproven allegations."
  • "So Louise now confides in Julianne some of Helen's newer gossip, it's more scandalous tittle-tattle, which is Harvey's cue to make his sweet little exit, hisbe right back, and walk along the Chattahoochee, where he can kneel by the rocks, check for wriggling bodies under the stones along the river."