verb (used without object), tat·tled, tat·tling.
verb (used with object), tat·tled, tat·tling.
- tatti, jacopo,
- tattletale gray,
Origin of tattle
Examples from the Web for tattle
What have I to do with the tattle with which a pack of old women console themselves for not being sea-sick?'
You may, if your tattle is political, become serviceable to men engaged in great affairs.Essays in Little|Andrew Lang
The gossip is not always of the swift, nor the tattle of the wrong.The Complete Cynic|Oliver Herford
Miss Polly was a kind-hearted woman, but she couldn't resist the inclination to gossip and tattle.Gabriel Tolliver|Joel Chandler Harris
He lowered his voice as if a sea urchin might hear and tattle.Her Father's Daughter|Gene Stratton-Porter
Word Origin for tattle
late 15c., "to stammer, prattle," in Caxton's translation of "Reynard the Fox," probably from Middle Flemish tatelen "to stutter," parallel to Middle Dutch, Middle Low German, East Frisian tateren "to chatter, babble," possibly of imitative origin. The meaning "tell tales or secrets" is first recorded 1580s. Sense influenced by tittle. Related: Tattled; tattling.