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Saturday, August 09, 2008

Definitions for tittle-tattle

  1. Idle, trifling talk; empty prattle.
  2. An idle, trifling talker; a gossip.
  3. to talk idly; to prate.

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Citations for tittle-tattle
The literary tittle-tattle of the age. Edinburgh Review,
It is better even to have a useless hobby than to be a tittle-tattler and a busybody. Samuel Smiles, Life and Labour
Origin of tittle-tattle
1520-1530
Tittle-tattle is a varied reduplication of tattle, which derives from Medieval Dutch tatelen, to babble.