Search Result for "tattle":
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. disclosing information or giving evidence about another;
[syn: tattle, singing, telling]


VERB (2)

1. speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly;
[syn: chatter, piffle, palaver, prate, tittle-tattle, twaddle, clack, maunder, prattle, blab, gibber, tattle, blabber, gabble]

2. divulge confidential information or secrets;
- Example: "Be careful--his secretary talks"
[syn: spill the beans, let the cat out of the bag, talk, tattle, blab, peach, babble, sing, babble out, blab out]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tattle \Tat"tle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tattled; p. pr. & vb. n. Tattling.] [Akin to OE. tateren, LG. tateln, D. tateren to stammer, and perhaps to E. titter.] 1. To prate; to talk idly; to use many words with little meaning; to chat. [1913 Webster] The tattling quality of age, which is always narrative. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To tell tales; to communicate secrets; to be a talebearer; as, a tattling girl. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tattle \Tat"tle\, n. Idle talk or chat; trifling talk; prate. [1913 Webster] [They] told the tattle of the day. --Swift. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

74 Moby Thesaurus words for "tattle": babble, back-fence gossip, be indiscreet, be unguarded, bear witness against, betray, betray a confidence, blab, blabber, blather, blether, blow the whistle, blurt, blurt out, buzz, chatter, chitchat, clatter, cry, divulge, fink, give away, gossip, gossiping, gossipmongering, gossipry, grapevine, groundless rumor, hearsay, idle talk, inform, inform against, inform on, jabber, leak, let drop, let fall, let slip, narc, natter, newsmongering, peach, piece of gossip, prate, prattle, rat, retail gossip, reveal, reveal a secret, rumble, rumor, scuttlebutt, sell out, sing, snitch, snitch on, spill, spill the beans, squeal, stool, story, tale, talebearing, taletelling, talk, tattle on, tell, tell idle tales, tell on, tell secrets, tell tales, testify against, tittle-tattle, turn informer




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