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tittle-tattle

[ tit-l-tat-l ]
/ ˈtɪt lˌtæt l /
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noun

gossip or foolish chatter.

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

to gossip or chatter.

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Origin of tittle-tattle

First recorded in 1520–30; gradational compound based on tittle to whisper, gossip
tittle-tattler, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tittle-tattle

tittle-tattle

noun

idle chat or gossip

verb

(intr) to chatter or gossip
tittle-tattler, noun
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