One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘they were tattling about him over their teacups’
gossip, tittle-tattle, chatter, chat, chit-chat, prattle, prate, babble, blabber, jabber, gabble, rattle on, spread rumours, spread gossip, circulate rumours, spread stories
informal chinwag, jaw, yak, gab
British informal natter, rabbit on, witter on
North American informal run off at the mouth
2‘I would tattle on her if I had any hard evidence’
inform, report, talk, tell all, spill the beans
informal squeal, sing, let the cat out of the bag
1‘that's a load of tabloid tattle’
gossip, rumour, tittle-tattle, hearsay, prattle, scandal, small talk, chit-chat
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