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tittle-tattle

[tit-l-tat-l] /ˈtɪt lˌtæt l/
noun
1.
gossip or foolish chatter.
verb (used without object), tittle-tattled, tittle-tattling.
2.
to gossip or chatter.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; gradational compound based on tittle to whisper, gossip
Related forms
tittle-tattler, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tittle tattle

tittle-tattle

noun
1.
idle chat or gossip
verb
2.
(intransitive) to chatter or gossip
Derived Forms
tittle-tattler, noun
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Contemporary definitions for tittle tattle
adjective

excessively talking, esp. gossiping

noun

excessive and trifling talk; prattling; gossiping

verb

to talk excessively and idly; to gossip

Word Origin

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Slang definitions & phrases for tittle tattle

tits-and-zits

modifier

Dealing with teenage love and sex: yet another entry in the lamentable tits-andzits genre of teenage sex comedies

[1970s+; modeled on tits-and-ass]


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