from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Informal Disclosing private or confidential information, especially in a first-hand account: a kiss-and-tell memoir by a Presidential aide.

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  • adj. betraying a confidence by disclosing private information


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  • Peter Andre is reported to be 'inarticulate with rage' at the kiss-and-tell revelations, however there is some confusion over this as he's hardly articulate normally.

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  • Katie, 34GG, has exclusively revealed the kiss-and-tell details of her torrid affair with a senior House of Commons official, and how its discovery has led to her massive tabloid payday acrimonious separation from Andre.

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  • “A very confident move and a very shrewd one, too,” said publicist Max Clifford, who suggested that Kate could now write a kiss-and-tell memoir for $8 million.

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  • And the latest claim – that kiss-and-tell stories are somehow supporting feminism by exposing rich and famous men – is just too daft for words.

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  • But the way that he resigned troubles me and his kiss-and-tell article in the New York Times also bothers me.

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  • The culture of kiss-and-tell journalism, encouraged by all manner of intrusion, and thin uses of the public interest defence he's a hypocrite because he's a journalist, causes constant battles between tabloids and celebrities.

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  • The boy was one who was also accused of bullying, so it could have been a really extreme and nasty case of kiss-and-tell.

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  • The ignominious end for Lord Triesman of his rocky two-year tenure as the Football Association's first independent chairman was a very English coup, not the result of some fierce row over principle with the vested interests on the FA board, but a kiss-and-tell sting which delivered its tabloid sponsor more loose talk than it could have hopedfor.

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  • All this was known before the Bernard Madoff scandal put the SEC to shame and dozens of kiss-and-tell best sellers were published by ex-financiers who, having stashed away enough for themselves and their dynasty of future children, came forward with sordid tales of pocket stuffing.

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  • But, as demonstrated in Thursday night's premiere, she's absolutely perfect for it: Husky-voiced and snarky, she rivals Michaele Salahi in cheekbones and scandal (we told you in May about her 2006 kiss-and-tell moment with Prince Harry) and lends a sharp, mean wit to the enterprise.

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