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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tattling  \Tat"tling\,  a. 
  Given  to  idle  talk;  apt  to  tell  tales.  --  {Tat"tling*ly}, 
  adv 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tattle  \Tat"tle\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Tattled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Tattling}.]  [Akin  to  OE  tateren  LG  tateln  D.  tateren  to 
  stammer,  and  perhaps  to  E.  titter.] 
  1.  To  prate;  to  talk  idly;  to  use  many  words  with  little 
  meaning;  to  chat. 
 
  The  tattling  quality  of  age,  which  is  always 
  narrative.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  tell  tales;  to  communicate  secrets;  to  be  a  talebearer; 
  as  a  tattling  girl. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  tattling 
  adj  :  prone  to  communicate  confidential  information  [syn:  {blabbermouthed}, 
  {leaky},  {talebearing(a)},  {tattling(a)}] 




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