- Gossip; idle talk: for each story of mine, a titbit of town tattle must be exchangedMore example sentences
- But Duffy has no truck with those who argue that the player, who is injury-prone and inclined to attract lurid headlines, has little left to offer the sport beyond tears and tabloid tattle.
- Perelman's free-associative style spun fantasias out of girdle ads, tabloid tattle, sleazy pulp fiction and recipe prose.
- Just how far I have come from my days of respecting Motson was confirmed yesterday where he destroyed all enjoyment of watching the cup final with his mediocre tattle.
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- 1Gossip idly: (as adjective tattling) according to some tattling sources, he never quite gave her upMore example sentences
gossip, tittle-tattle, chatter, chat, chit-chat, prattle, prate, babble, blabber, jabber, gabble, rattle on, spread rumours, spread gossip, circulate rumours, spread storiesBritish • informal natter, rabbit on, witter onNorth American • informal run off at the mouth
- They tend to gain control by withdrawing affection and attention or by gossiping and tattling.
- This one will include a banishment clause for tattling, since our last nanny came this close to selling a tell-all about life among us.
- Tighter money and higher interest rates will not be needed for much longer, they tattled.
- 1.1chiefly North American Report another’s wrongdoing; tell tales: he never tattled or told tales I would tattle on her whenever I had hard evidenceMore example sentences
- But, I'm afraid it will be like when little kids tattle on each other.
- Stumble across us and go tattle to the principal!
- If the clerk continues to overlook you, find the manager and tattle!
late 15th century (in the sense 'falter, stammer', also 'make meaningless sounds', referring to a small child): from Middle Flemish tatelen, tateren, of imitative origin.