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tat·tle·tale

 (tăt′l-tāl′)
n.
One who tattles on others; an informer or talebearer.
adj.
Revealing; telltale.

tattletale

(ˈtætəlˌteɪl)
n
1. a scandalmonger or gossip
2. another word for telltale1

tat•tle•tale

(ˈtæt lˌteɪl)

n.
1. a talebearer or informer, esp. among children.
adj.
2. telltale; revealing: tattletale crumbs.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tattletale - someone who gossips indiscreetlytattletale - someone who gossips indiscreetly  
gossiper, gossipmonger, newsmonger, rumormonger, rumourmonger, gossip - a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others

tattletale

noun
1. A person habitually engaged in idle talk about others:
Slang: yenta.
2. One who gives incriminating information about others:
Informal: rat, tipster.
Translations

tattletale

[ˈtætlteɪl] N (US) (= person) → soplón/ona m/f, acusica mf (Sp) ; (= talk) → cotilleo m, chismes mpl y cuentos mpl
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However, requiring the police report incidents that hurt others' feelings is a waste of police resources, and tends to remind one of the teary-eyed tattletales in grade school.
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The scold's bridle (or brank's bridle, or branks) is an artifact we now see on display in museums, but from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries in Europe (England, Wales, Germany, and Scotland) it was used to punish women who had a lashing, scathing tongue, to punish chatterboxes, gossips, busybodies, yentas, yakety yaks, nags, harpies, shrews, vixens, quibblers, spitfires, hags, magpies, blabbermouths, loudmouths, prattlers, tattletales, hawkers, fussbudgets, floozies .
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