- a person who tattles; telltale.
- either of two shorebirds of the genus Heteroscelus, having a loud, whistling cry.
- any of various related shorebirds having shrill cries, as the yellowlegs.
- a small bass, Serranus phoebe, of the West Indies and Florida.
Origin of tattler
Related Words for tattlergossipmonger, gossiper, tattletale, talebearer, telltale, snoop, rumormonger, informer, busybody, meddler, blabbermouth, chatterbox, parrot, tabby, taleteller, tattle, scandalmonger, babbler, flibbertigibbet, whisperer
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Historical Examples of tattler
If there is anything I mortally abhor, it is a tattler and busybody.Eventide
Read the Tattler, as I do, and you'll see what sort of a man your young man is.The Business of Life
Robert W. Chambers
"Crosbie always was a—tattler, but it's more than possible that he's right," he said.Long Odds
Wilson and King have a tattler too near to them; that's how it came out.Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles
Mrs. Henry Wood
Which means, if it become known, I alone could be the tattler.The Colonel of the Red Huzzars
John Reed Scott
- a person who tattles; gossip
- any of several sandpipers of the genus Heteroscelus, such as H. incanus (Polynesian tattler), of Pacific coastal regions