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tattler

[tat-ler] /ˈtæt lər/
noun
1.
a person who tattles; telltale.
2.
either of two shorebirds of the genus Heteroscelus, having a loud, whistling cry.
3.
any of various related shorebirds having shrill cries, as the yellowlegs.
4.
a small bass, Serranus phoebe, of the West Indies and Florida.
Origin of tattler
1540-1550
1540-50; tattle + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for tattler

tattler

/ˈtætlə/
noun
1.
a person who tattles; gossip
2.
any of several sandpipers of the genus Heteroscelus, such as H. incanus (Polynesian tattler), of Pacific coastal regions
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