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  • v. Present participle of tattle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Given to idle talk; apt to tell tales.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Given to idle talk; apt to tell tales; tale-bearing.

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

  • adj. prone to communicate confidential information


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  • Today on the playground one of my friends runs over to one of the other teachers crying (yes he didnt run over to me because I would have told him its no tattling Tuesday and to move on-no I am not mean but the tattling is overwhelming) Anyways he told her that Gigi wont stop digging to China - he was visibly upset by this and is scared.

    We are digging to China!

  • All contestants will be apprised that “informing,” otherwise known as tattling, will not elicit parental disciplinary action against the “tattlee.”

    You’re a Better Parent Than You Think!

  • Where do you think your son's friend got the idea tattling was an excellent way to solve his problems?

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Guilt for "tattling" and shame for liking someone when you know what they're doing is wrong.

    Net Effect: No More Sexual Abuse

  • The strategy is based on 'tattling' as far as I can tell.

    kevynwight Diary Entry

  • Students need to know that "tattling" is OK - in fact, that it's right - said Wenda Alvarez of the San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

    Fore, right!

  • Unlike parental consent laws, a parent does not need to give permission for the teenager to have the abortion, making the notification process more of a "tattling" procedure coupled with a waiting period. wrote recently about the use of parental consent laws as simply a way to force teenage girls into unwanted motherhood via complicated consent tasks and What does it mean when a group is systematically denied the right to marry?

  • Instituted a new anonymous "tattling" mechanism for district employees to report corruption? - Nation-World

  • Call it tattling if you will, but it also might have been the greatest gift ever given to Love, and to Huguely — alerting UVa. officials 18 months ahead of time to the horrible trouble looming in their midst.

    University of Virginia tragedy could have been prevented

  • She did not want to come off like a tattling kid, literally running to Daddy.



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