Definitions for: Tattle


[n] disclosing information or giving evidence about another
[v] divulge information or secrets; spill the beans; "Be careful--his secretary talks"
[v] speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

The tattling quality of age, which is always
narrative. --Dryden.

2. To tell tales; to communicate secrets; to be a talebearer;
as, a tattling girl.


Tat"tle, n.
Idle talk or chat; trifling talk; prate.

[They] told the tattle of the day. --Swift.

Synonyms: babble, babble out, blab, blab out, blabber, chatter, clack, gabble, gibber, maunder, palaver, peach, piffle, prate, prattle, sing, singing, talk, telling, tittle-tattle, twaddle

Antonyms: keep one's mouth shut, keep quiet, shut one's mouth

See Also: blather, blether, blither, break, bring out, disclose, disclosure, discover, divulge, expose, give away, impart, let on, let out, mouth, reveal, revealing, revelation, smatter, speak, utter, verbalise, verbalize

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