Definition of kiss-and-tell in English:

kiss-and-tell

adjective

  • Revealing private or confidential information.

    ‘a lucrative offer to write a kiss-and-tell book about their relationship’
    • ‘In an Uncertain World: Tough Choices from Wall Street to Washington is no kiss-and-tell memoir, though it does have a few moments of humor and genuine tension.’
    • ‘Wend your way around the ground, stopping at every bench and parked car, and you learn enough about village goings-on to write a kiss-and-tell blockbuster.’
    • ‘A long-term relationship with a model ended bitterly in an excruciating kiss-and-tell newspaper article.’
    • ‘But he blamed all this on the press, TV companies, kiss-and-tell girlfriends, society in general and a turbo-charged libido.’
    • ‘The Scottish charmer will make the perfect super-slick lawyer in this kiss-and-tell tale of Roxie Hart, a nightclub dancer who kills her lover.’
    • ‘I've had a few of these kiss-and-tell stories, and I'm sure it's all very amusing when you are with the guys down the pub, but I don't like it.’
    • ‘Beyond the boundary: very much the single boy about town after his girlfriend left him over a kiss-and-tell story in a tabloid.’
    • ‘Because people have ripped her off and sold kiss-and-tell stories (which, presumably, her autobiography is not).’
    • ‘But if you ask Roddy to write a kiss-and-tell book, I'm not interested.’
    • ‘He has seen off those challenges with the same disdain that he has seen off the death threats, court appearances and kiss-and-tell stories that have plagued his private life.’
    • ‘There have been roastings and romps on video and kiss-and-tell girls saying that when a Premiership star moans he hasn't had sex for ages, he means within the last few hours.’
    • ‘Now, Chandra was not a kiss-and-tell kind of woman.’
    • ‘He has since been photographed with other women, and been the subject of kiss-and-tell revelations.’
    • ‘When Margaret's marriage to a rakish fashion photographer broke up, she took up with a cad who promptly published a kiss-and-tell book on their affair.’
    • ‘It was never supposed to be a kiss-and-tell book, but I knew once I wrote it, it would be the end of it all.’
    • ‘In an age of lurid, kiss-and-tell celebrity tittle-tattle, the gentle contours of a smoothly flowing career and the discreet details of a happy, lasting marriage are hardly the material of a bestseller.’
    • ‘Davis, a man of much dignity and reserve, has not written a kiss-and-tell book.’
    • ‘While you might view your BF's silence as a negative because it appears he's less-than-proud to be dating, it beats a kiss-and-tell braggart.’
    • ‘It is not unreasonable to expect that gentlemen who enjoy that sort of recreation, upon hearing that a London call girl was writing a kiss-and-tell online diary, would race to the nearest computer and check it wasn't them being mentioned.’
    • ‘I think such kiss-and-tell books are mighty rude, but I'd be pretty troubled by their being suppressed by the legal system.’

Pronunciation

kiss-and-tell

/ˌkɪsənˈtɛl//ˌkisənˈtel/