Definitions

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

  • noun Petty gossip; trivial talk.
  • intransitive verb To talk idly or foolishly; gossip.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To talk idly; prate; gabble.
  • noun Idle, trifling talk; insignificant gossip.
  • noun An idle, trifling talker; a gossip.
  • Gossiping; gabbling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To talk idly; to prate.
  • noun Idle, trifling talk; empty prattle.
  • noun rare An idle, trifling talker; a gossip.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun petty, idle gossip
  • verb to engage in such gossip
  • verb to spread gossip

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun light informal conversation for social occasions
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

Etymologies

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

[Reduplication of tattle.]

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