tattling

tattle

[tat-l]
verb (used without object), tattled, tattling.
1.
to let out secrets.
2.
to chatter, prate, or gossip.
verb (used with object), tattled, tattling.
3.
to utter idly; disclose by gossiping.
noun
4.
the act of tattling.
5.
idle talk; chatter; gossip.

Origin:
1475–85; < Dutch tatelen; cognate with Middle Low German tatelen

tattlingly, adverb
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tattle (ˈtætəl)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to gossip about another's personal matters or secrets
2.  (tr) to reveal by gossiping: to tattle a person's secrets
3.  (intr) to talk idly; chat
 
n
4.  the act or an instance of tattling
5.  a scandalmonger or gossip
 
[C15 (in the sense: to stammer, hesitate): from Middle Dutch tatelen to prate, of imitative origin]

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tattle
late 15c., "to stammer, prattle," in Caxton's translation of "Reynard the Fox," probably from M.Flem. tatelen "to stutter," parallel to M.Du., M.L.G., E.Fris. tateren "to chatter, babble," possibly of imitative origin. The meaning "tell tales or secrets" is first recorded 1580s. Sense influenced by
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