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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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The behavioral categories for students' discipline problems included: talking/whispering, fighting, inattentive, fidgeting, out-of-seat, clowning, calling out, crying, giggling/laughing, cheating, banging on objects, going out of the classroom to the nurse or to the bathroom for a drink, ignoring the teacher, tattletaling, not following directions, and teasing or taunting.
Such tattletaling provokes the ire of the other boys in his boarding school.