tattler

[ tat-ler ]
/ ˈtæt lər /

noun

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

First recorded in 1540–50; tattle + -er1
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tattler

/ (ˈtætlə) /

noun

a person who tattles; gossip
any of several sandpipers of the genus Heteroscelus, such as H. incanus (Polynesian tattler), of Pacific coastal regions
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