tittle-tattle

tittle-tattle

[tit-l-tat-l]
noun
1.
gossip or foolish chatter.
verb (used without object), tittle-tattled, tittle-tattling.
2.
to gossip or chatter.

Origin:
1520–30; gradational compound based on tittle to whisper, gossip

tittle-tattler, noun
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tittle-tattle
 
n
1.  idle chat or gossip
 
vb
2.  (intr) to chatter or gossip
 
'tittle-tattler
 
n

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Main Entry:  tittle-tattle
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  excessively talking, esp. gossiping
Etymology:  reduplication
Main Entry:  tittle-tattle
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  excessive and trifling talk; prattling; gossiping
Etymology:  reduplication
Main Entry:  tittle-tattle
Part of Speech:  v
Definition:  to talk excessively and idly; to gossip
Etymology:  reduplication
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