tittle-tattle

Idle discourse, scandal, women's talk, or small talk.

The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.

Tit"tle-tat`tle (?), n. [A reduplication of tattle.]

1.

Idle, trifling talk; empty prattle.

Arbuthnot.

2.

An idle, trifling talker; a gossip.

[R.]

Tatler.

 

© Webster 1913.


Tit"tle-tat`tle, v. i.

To talk idly; to prate.

Shak.

 

© Webster 1913.

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