a person who spreads gossip, secrets, etc., that may cause trouble or harm.

Nearby words

  1. talcum powder,
  2. tale,
  3. tale of genji, the,
  4. tale of two cities, a,
  5. taleb,
  6. talent,
  7. talent scout,
  8. talent show,
  9. talented,
  10. taler

Origin of talebearer

First recorded in 1470–80; tale + bearer

Related formstale·bear·ing, adjective, noun

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