Definitions

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

  • n. Petty gossip; trivial talk.
  • intransitive v. To talk idly or foolishly; gossip.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. petty, idle gossip
  • v. to engage in such gossip
  • v. to spread gossip

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Idle, trifling talk; empty prattle.
  • n. An idle, trifling talker; a gossip.
  • intransitive v. To talk idly; to prate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. light informal conversation for social occasions
  • v. speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

Etymologies

Reduplication of tattle.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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