tittle-tattle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Reduplication of tattle.

Noun[edit]

tittle-tattle (countable and uncountable, plural tittle-tattles)

  1. petty, idle gossip
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Arbuthnot to this entry?)
  2. An idle, trifling talker; a gossip.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Tatler to this entry?)

Verb[edit]

tittle-tattle (third-person singular simple present tittle-tattles, present participle tittle-tattling, simple past and past participle tittle-tattled)

  1. to engage in such gossip
  2. to spread gossip