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Another word for tattle

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Verb
  1. To engage in or spread gossip

      1. Soft speech produced without using the full voice.
      2. Something uttered very softly:
      3. A secretly or surreptitiously expressed belief, rumor, or hint:
      1. Petty gossip; trivial talk.
      2. To talk idly or foolishly; gossip.
      1. To exchange thoughts or opinions in spoken or sign language; converse:
      2. To utter or pronounce words:
      3. To imitate the sounds of human speech:
      1. A piece of unverified information of uncertain origin usually spread by word of mouth.
      2. Unverified information received from another; hearsay.
      3. To spread or tell by rumor.
      1. Sound or a sound that is loud, unpleasant, unexpected, or undesired.
      2. Sound or a sound of any kind:
      3. A loud outcry or commotion:
      1. Rumor or talk of a personal, sensational, or intimate nature.
      2. A person who habitually spreads intimate or private rumors or facts.
      3. Trivial, chatty talk or writing.
      1. To reveal (secret matters), especially through indiscreet or unreserved talk.
      2. To reveal secret matters indiscreetly.
      3. To chatter thoughtlessly or indiscreetly.
  2. To give incriminating information about others, especially to the authorities

      1. A backless and armless single seat supported on legs or a pedestal.
      2. A low bench or support for the feet or knees in sitting or kneeling, as a footrest.
      3. A toilet seat; a commode.
      1. To give forth a loud shrill cry or sound.
      2. To turn informer; betray an accomplice or secret.
      3. To utter or produce with a squeal.
      1. To act as an informer:
      2. To steal (something, usually something of little value); pilfer:
      3. An informer.
      1. To utter a series of words or sounds in musical tones.
      2. To vocalize songs or selections.
      3. To perform songs or selections as a trained or professional singer.
      1. Any of various long-tailed rodents resembling mice but larger, especially one of the genus Rattus.
      2. Any of various animals similar to one of these long-tailed rodents.
      3. A despicable person, especially one who betrays or informs upon associates.
      1. A contemptible person.
      2. An informer.
      3. A hired strikebreaker.
      1. The end of a pointed or projecting object.
      2. A piece or an attachment, such as a cap or ferrule, meant to be fitted to the end of something else:
      3. To furnish with a tip.
      1. To exchange thoughts or opinions in spoken or sign language; converse:
      2. To utter or pronounce words:
      3. To imitate the sounds of human speech:
      1. To impart information to; make aware of something:
      2. To acquaint (oneself) with knowledge of a subject.
      3. To give form or character to; imbue with a quality or an essence:
Noun
  1. Idle, often sensational and groundless talk about others

      1. A cask on a ship used to hold the day's supply of drinking water.
      2. A drinking fountain on a ship.
      3. Gossip; rumor.
      1. A sound or a combination of sounds, or its representation in writing or printing, that symbolizes and communicates a meaning and may consist of a single morpheme or of a combination of morphemes.
      2. Something said; an utterance, remark, or comment:
      3. A command or direction; an order:
      1. Petty gossip; trivial talk.
      2. To talk idly or foolishly; gossip.
      1. Spreading gossip or rumor.
      1. A piece of unverified information of uncertain origin usually spread by word of mouth.
      2. Unverified information received from another; hearsay.
      3. To spread or tell by rumor.
      1. A formal account of the proceedings or transactions of a group:
      2. A spoken or written account of an event, usually presented in detail:
      3. Bound volumes containing the published court opinions in legal cases, intended to provide a reference for precedents in subsequent cases.
      1. Unverified information heard or received from another; rumor.
      2. Evidence that is not within the personal knowledge of a witness, such as testimony regarding statements made by someone other than the witness, and that therefore may be inadmissible to establish the truth of a particular contention because the accuracy of the evidence cannot be verified through cross-examination.
      1. Spiritual relationship or affinity; gossiprede; special intimacy.
      2. Idle talk; gossip.
      3. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
      1. Rumor or talk of a personal, sensational, or intimate nature.
      2. A person who habitually spreads intimate or private rumors or facts.
      3. Trivial, chatty talk or writing.
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  2. A person habitually engaged in idle talk about others

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Another word for tattle

Verb
      1. To talk rapidly, incessantly, and on trivial subjects; jabber.
      2. To utter a rapid series of short, inarticulate, speechlike sounds:
      3. To click quickly and repeatedly:
      1. To inform on; to tattle; to tell someone with authority that someone else has done something wrong; usually somewhat childish.
      2. To cause visible strain to somebody or something.
      1. To talk or chatter idly or meaninglessly; babble or prate.
      2. To utter or express by chattering foolishly or babbling.
      3. Idle or meaningless chatter; babble.