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4 definitions found
 for tattle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tattle \Tat"tle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tattled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Tattling.] [Akin to OE. tateren, LG. tateln, D. tateren to
     stammer, and perhaps to E. titter.]
     1. To prate; to talk idly; to use many words with little
        meaning; to chat.
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              The tattling quality of age, which is always
              narrative.                            --Dryden.
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     2. To tell tales; to communicate secrets; to be a talebearer;
        as, a tattling girl.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tattle \Tat"tle\, n.
     Idle talk or chat; trifling talk; prate.
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           [They] told the tattle of the day.       --Swift.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tattle
      n 1: disclosing information or giving evidence about another
           [syn: tattle, singing, telling]
      v 1: speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
           [syn: chatter, piffle, palaver, prate, tittle-
           tattle, twaddle, clack, maunder, prattle, blab,
           gibber, tattle, blabber, gabble]
      2: divulge confidential information or secrets; "Be careful--his
         secretary talks" [syn: spill the beans, let the cat out of
         the bag, talk, tattle, blab, peach, babble,
         sing, babble out, blab out] [ant: keep one's mouth
         shut, keep quiet, shut one's mouth]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  74 Moby Thesaurus words for "tattle":
     babble, back-fence gossip, be indiscreet, be unguarded,
     bear witness against, betray, betray a confidence, blab, blabber,
     blather, blether, blow the whistle, blurt, blurt out, buzz,
     chatter, chitchat, clatter, cry, divulge, fink, give away, gossip,
     gossiping, gossipmongering, gossipry, grapevine, groundless rumor,
     hearsay, idle talk, inform, inform against, inform on, jabber,
     leak, let drop, let fall, let slip, narc, natter, newsmongering,
     peach, piece of gossip, prate, prattle, rat, retail gossip, reveal,
     reveal a secret, rumble, rumor, scuttlebutt, sell out, sing,
     snitch, snitch on, spill, spill the beans, squeal, stool, story,
     tale, talebearing, taletelling, talk, tattle on, tell,
     tell idle tales, tell on, tell secrets, tell tales,
     testify against, tittle-tattle, turn informer
  
  

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