tittle-tattling love



from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or habit of parting idly or gossiping.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The practice of dealing in idle gossip; a tattling about trifles.


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  • None of whom seem overly concerned about being gutted like a slaughtered lamb on the stone table for tittle-tattling on their neighbours.

    Thoughts on Narnia

  • Craig, how you feel about being gay isn't my interest, but your view that referring to anyone's sexuality is "tittle-tattling" does interest me.

    Was Washington Irving gay?

  • Is there not milking-time, when you are going to bed, or kiln-hole, to whistle off these secrets, but you must be tittle-tattling before all our guests?

    The Winter’s Tale

  • I heard water tittle-tattling away in deep shadow below.

    Twilight in Italy

  • Anything was possible in such a petty-minded, tittle-tattling place.

    The Way Home

  • But if he lapsed from his own standards by tittle-tattling in school the most likely reason was that his Foreign Office contact was a noted beauty.

    The Complete Works of George Orwell (reviews)

  • 'How dare they be tittle-tattling about it before anybody's seen fit to tell our Ruth.

    A Place of Execution

  • Watching Vavalana careful, however, sly dog, peeping or tittle-tattling for Queen.

    Flashman's Lady

  • He strikes me as being a very commonplace kind of military man, tittle-tattling, idle, and unintellectual; and in the habit of filling up every interval of life with brandy and soda water.

    The Heavenly Twins

  • While you've been tittle-tattling I've been doing, -- listen to what this bobby's got to say. '

    The Beetle


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