- gossip or foolish chatter.
- to gossip or chatter.
Origin of tittle-tattle
First recorded in 1520–30; gradational compound based on tittle to whisper, gossip
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Examples from the Web for tittle-tattle
The story is just “tittle-tattle” and it will all “blow over,” he told the BBC.Why Prince Harry’s Nude Photos Are a Disaster for Charles
August 23, 2012
I was very young at this time, but I already had a certain disdain for tittle-tattle.My Double Life
She takes no interest in anything beyond the tittle-tattle of the county.Cleo The Magnificent
Tittle-tattle will effect no lodgment in the Asquithian brain.Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2
Self-importance, jealousy, tittle-tattle are the order of the day.Loss and Gain
John Henry Newman
Put an end to this tittle-tattle, to this idle babble, that set us defying one another.Peace
- idle chat or gossip
- (intr) to chatter or gossip