tittle-tattle

[ tit-l-tat-l ]
/ ˈtɪt lˌtæt l /

noun

gossip or foolish chatter.

verb (used without object), tit·tle-tat·tled, tit·tle-tat·tling.

to gossip or chatter.

Nearby words

  1. titter,
  2. tittie,
  3. titties,
  4. tittivate,
  5. tittle,
  6. tittup,
  7. titty,
  8. titubation,
  9. titular,
  10. titularity

Origin of tittle-tattle

First recorded in 1520–30; gradational compound based on tittle to whisper, gossip

Related formstit·tle-tat·tler, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for tittle-tattle

tittle-tattle

noun

idle chat or gossip

verb

(intr) to chatter or gossip
Derived Formstittle-tattler, noun

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