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talebearer

[teyl-bair-er] /ˈteɪlˌbɛər ər/
noun
1.
a person who spreads gossip, secrets, etc., that may cause trouble or harm.
Origin of talebearer
1470-1480
1470-80; tale + bearer
Related forms
talebearing, adjective, noun
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  • I have revelled in ghostly literature until there is hardly a tale bearing upon the subject which I have not perused.

  • The habit of tale bearing against each other, applied to more serious subjects, engendered silent hate and profound resentments.

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