Definition of tattler in English:


Syllabification: tat·tler
Pronunciation: /ˈtatl-ər, ˈtatlər


  • 1A person who tattles.
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    • He felt that they were just jealous and, anyway, he doesn't like tattlers so he decided to arrive early.
    • All these tattlers would do better to consider less subjective reasons for the Scotsman's sales problems.
    • And at least one tattler has described listening in to the tape itself.
  • 2A migratory sandpiper with mainly gray plumage, breeding in northwestern Canada or eastern Siberia.
    • Genus Heteroscelus, family Scolopacidae: two species, in particular the wandering tattler (H. incanus) of Canada, noted for its loud cry
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    • More narrowly, the name is given to the wandering tattler (Heteroscelus incanus) and the Polynesian, or gray-rumped, tattler (H. brevipes).

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