tittle-tattle(redirected from tittle-tattled)
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Petty gossip; trivial talk.
intr.v. tit·tle-tat·tled, tit·tle-tat·tling, tit·tle-tat·tles
To talk idly or foolishly; gossip.
[Reduplication of tattle.]
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idle chat or gossip
(intr) to chatter or gossip
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n., v. -tled, -tling. n.
1. gossip; chatter.v.i.
2. to gossip; chatter.
[1520–30; gradational compound based on tittle to whisper, gossip]
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Past participle: tittle-tattled
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|Noun||1.||tittle-tattle - light informal conversation for social occasions|
causerie, chin wag, chin wagging, chin-wag, chin-wagging, chit chat, chitchat, chit-chat, gab, gabfest, gossip, small talk
|Verb||1.||tittle-tattle - speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly|
blabber, palaver, piffle, prate, prattle, tattle, twaddle, gabble, gibber, blab, clack, maunder, chatter
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
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noun gossip, rumour, dirt (U.S. slang), hearsay, jaw (slang), chatter, babble, cackle, twaddle, prattle, natter, blather, chitchat, blether, idle chat, yackety-yak (slang), yatter (informal), clishmaclaver (Scot.) tittle-tattle about the private lives of celebrities
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tittle-tattle[ˈtɪtəltætəl] n → cancans mpl
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