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tit·tle-tat·tle

 (tĭt′l-tăt′l)
n.
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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tittle-tattle

n
idle chat or gossip
vb
(intr) to chatter or gossip
ˈtittle-ˌtattler n
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tit′tle-tat`tle



n., v. -tled, -tling. n.
1. gossip; chatter.
v.i.
2. to gossip; chatter.
[1520–30; gradational compound based on tittle to whisper, gossip]
tit′tle-tat`tler, n.
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tittle-tattle


Past participle: tittle-tattled
Gerund: tittle-tattling

Imperative
tittle-tattle
tittle-tattle
Present
I tittle-tattle
you tittle-tattle
he/she/it tittle-tattles
we tittle-tattle
you tittle-tattle
they tittle-tattle
Preterite
I tittle-tattled
you tittle-tattled
he/she/it tittle-tattled
we tittle-tattled
you tittle-tattled
they tittle-tattled
Present Continuous
I am tittle-tattling
you are tittle-tattling
he/she/it is tittle-tattling
we are tittle-tattling
you are tittle-tattling
they are tittle-tattling
Present Perfect
I have tittle-tattled
you have tittle-tattled
he/she/it has tittle-tattled
we have tittle-tattled
you have tittle-tattled
they have tittle-tattled
Past Continuous
I was tittle-tattling
you were tittle-tattling
he/she/it was tittle-tattling
we were tittle-tattling
you were tittle-tattling
they were tittle-tattling
Past Perfect
I had tittle-tattled
you had tittle-tattled
he/she/it had tittle-tattled
we had tittle-tattled
you had tittle-tattled
they had tittle-tattled
Future
I will tittle-tattle
you will tittle-tattle
he/she/it will tittle-tattle
we will tittle-tattle
you will tittle-tattle
they will tittle-tattle
Future Perfect
I will have tittle-tattled
you will have tittle-tattled
he/she/it will have tittle-tattled
we will have tittle-tattled
you will have tittle-tattled
they will have tittle-tattled
Future Continuous
I will be tittle-tattling
you will be tittle-tattling
he/she/it will be tittle-tattling
we will be tittle-tattling
you will be tittle-tattling
they will be tittle-tattling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tittle-tattling
you have been tittle-tattling
he/she/it has been tittle-tattling
we have been tittle-tattling
you have been tittle-tattling
they have been tittle-tattling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tittle-tattling
you will have been tittle-tattling
he/she/it will have been tittle-tattling
we will have been tittle-tattling
you will have been tittle-tattling
they will have been tittle-tattling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tittle-tattling
you had been tittle-tattling
he/she/it had been tittle-tattling
we had been tittle-tattling
you had been tittle-tattling
they had been tittle-tattling
Conditional
I would tittle-tattle
you would tittle-tattle
he/she/it would tittle-tattle
we would tittle-tattle
you would tittle-tattle
they would tittle-tattle
Past Conditional
I would have tittle-tattled
you would have tittle-tattled
he/she/it would have tittle-tattled
we would have tittle-tattled
you would have tittle-tattled
they would have tittle-tattled
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tittle-tattle - light informal conversation for social occasionstittle-tattle - light informal conversation for social occasions
chat, confab, confabulation, schmoose, schmooze - an informal conversation
Verb1.tittle-tattle - speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantlytittle-tattle - speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
blather, blether, blither, smatter, babble - to talk foolishly; "The two women babbled and crooned at the baby"
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tittle-tattle

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

noun
Idle, often sensational and groundless talk about others:
Slang: scuttlebutt.
verb
To engage in or spread gossip:
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Translations

tittle-tattle

[ˈtɪtlˌtætl]
A. Nchismes mpl
B. VIchismear
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tittle-tattle

[ˈtɪtəltætəl] ncancans mpl
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tittle-tattle

nGeschwätz nt; (= gossip also)Klatsch m, → Tratsch m (inf)
viquatschen, schwatzen; (= gossip also)klatschen, tratschen (inf)
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tittle-tattle

[ˈtɪtlˌtætl] (fam)
1. npettegolezzi mpl, chiacchiere fpl
2. vipettegolare
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References in periodicals archive ?
As Mrs Peel was giving evidence, Mr Lambis said: "Mrs Kenworthy suggested that you often passed information about others to her and the possible effect was she couldn't take it seriously because you tittle-tattled about other people constantly to her."
"She was the one who brought all the tittle-tattle in from Howarth, but she never tittle-tattled to the outside world.