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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

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reduplication

noun

excessive and trifling talk; prattling; gossiping

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reduplication

verb

to talk excessively and idly; to gossip

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reduplication

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Slang definitions & phrases for tittle-tattle

tittle-tattle

noun

Empty chatter; prattle and gossip: An example is the press in Britain, where the tittle-tattle has lately infected the quality papers (1542+)


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