Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Disclosing private or confidential information, especially in a firsthand account.

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  • adjective betraying a confidence by disclosing private information

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Examples

  • “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.

    William and Kate

  • 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.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » A Crime to Repeatedly Insult a Minor

  • “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.

    William and Kate

  • 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.

    It should be curtains for celebrities with a bedroom secret

  • 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.

    Letters to MediaGuardian

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • 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.

    EXCLUSIVE: Jordan - The Truth Behind My Split With Peter

  • 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.

    EXCLUSIVE: Jordan - The Truth Behind My Split With Peter

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

    The Force Is Strong With This One - NASA Watch

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