from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who circulates idle gossip; a trifling tattler.
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The first is about the Duc de Saint-Simon, the great tittle-tattler of the court of Louis XIV.
I like the quote from the intelligence tittle-tattler: In this business nothing is unlikely.
That was too bad, "said Philip, thinking that Lucian deserved his scolding for running straight to his uncle with the fairy-tale they had made up " they had meant him to, of course, but what a tittle-tattler he was!
The Sun’s a tittle-tattler and the Moon’s a pander.’