tattletale

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

tattle +‎ tale

Adjective[edit]

tattletale (not comparable)

  1. telltale; giveaway

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Noun[edit]

tattletale (plural tattletales)

  1. One who tattles (reports others' wrongdoings), often a child seeking attention.
    Synonyms: tattler, whistle-blower, narc, snitch; see also Thesaurus:informant
  2. One who gossips, often for the sake of attention.
    Synonyms: gossip, rumourmonger; see also Thesaurus:gossiper

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Verb[edit]

tattletale (third-person singular simple present tattletales, present participle tattletaling, simple past and past participle tattletaled)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To act as a tattletale; to tell on; to give away, reveal, or expose.