- a talebearer or informer, especially among children.
- telltale; revealing: a tattletale smear of lipstick on his collar.
Origin of tattletale
Related Words for tattletalefink, stoolie, gossip, troublemaker, talebearer, telltale, tattler, rumormonger, informer, quidnunc, blabbermouth, snitch, tabby, rat, taleteller, windbag, squealer, busybody, blabber, scandalmonger
Examples from the Web for tattletale
Historical Examples of tattletale
He wanted a dog to help him hunt, but he did not want a tattletale.The Magic Speech Flower
That First Lieutenant of ours either has eyes in the back of his head or else the Sergeant is a tattletale.Conscript 2989
Course, I didn't need to worry, because Stinky told them all right, just like a tattletale.We Didn't Do Anything Wrong, Hardly
- a scandalmonger or gossip
- another word for telltale (def. 1)