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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 tittletattle

tittle-tattle

noun
1.
idle chat or gossip
verb
2.
(intransitive) to chatter or gossip
Derived Forms
tittle-tattler, noun
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Slang definitions & phrases for tittletattle

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+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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