- a person who spreads gossip, secrets, etc., that may cause trouble or harm.
Origin of talebearer
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Examples from the Web for talebearer
The talebearer had given him an exaggerated account of the interview.Flip's "Islands of Providence"
Annie Fellows Johnston
If he did these things, was he not a "talebearer" within the meaning of the rule?The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer's Standpoint, Vol. I (of II)
Walter M. Chandler
Nobody could call him a detractor or a backbiter or a talebearer or a liar.Bunyan Characters
A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism
May we never suffer a tale to pass our lips; and let us never stand to hearken to a talebearer.Notes on the Book of Leviticus
C. H. Mackintosh