Definition of Tittle-tattle

1. Noun. Light informal conversation for social occasions.




2. Verb. Speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly. "Sam and Sue tittle-tattle"

Definition of Tittle-tattle

1. Noun. petty, idle gossip ¹

2. Verb. to engage in such gossip ¹

3. Verb. to spread gossip ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Tittle-tattle

1. 1. Idle, trifling talk; empty prattle. 2. An idle, trifling talker; a gossip. Origin: A reduplication of tattle. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tittle-tattle

titterers
tittering
titteringly
titters
tittie
titties
tittimouse
titting
tittish
tittivate
tittivated
tittivates
tittivating
tittivation
tittle
tittle-tattle (current term)
tittle-tattling
tittlebat
tittlebats
tittled
tittles
tittling
tittup
tittuped
tittuping
tittupped
tittupping
tittuppy
tittups
tittupy

Literary usage of Tittle-tattle

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1. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"... is a variant of tidy/ and "vate" is an affix, from the Latin r ado (to go), meaning " to go and do something. Tittle Tattle. ..."

2. The Lives of the Right Hon. Francis North, Baron Guilford, Lord Keeper of by Roger North (1826)
"... plied with gossips; but her penetration was not so shallow as their tittle-tattle. She lodged in the house of an understanding merchant, one Mr. George ..."

3. Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry: From the Year by Mary Berry (1865)
"You will wonder perhaps that I have tumbled to tittle-tattle, and not dropped a syllable on Lord Moira and Toulon : in fact I know nothing positive about ..."

4. Poems by Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton Lytton (1866)
"... It shook a leaflet from the tree, and laid it on her breast. Her sweet eyes ope'd, and looked on me. How can I tell the rest ? m. tittle-tattle. ..."

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