What does the word tattle mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Tattler.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To tell tales; gossip.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Idle talk or gossip.

Usage examples for tattle

  1. One would think we were a mothers' meeting discussing our babies, to hear the grave tittle- tattle concerning the inevitable weakness of babies and engines which passes over the mess- room table. – An Ocean Tramp by William McFee
  2. I suppose there has been some tittle- tattle- I can read it in your face- but there's not a word of truth in it, not a word, I assure you. – Love, The Fiddler by Lloyd Osbourne
  3. " I hate to be a tattle- tale," and Dolly looked scornful. – Two Little Women on a Holiday by Carolyn Wells