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Synonyms of 'tattle'

(verb) 
Definition
to gossip or chatter
I make it a rule not to tattle.
Synonyms
,
talk idly
(verb) 
He encourages people to tattle on one another.
Synonyms
tell tales
, , ,
squeal (informal)
There was no question of squealing to the police.
,
spill the beans
He was ready to spill the beans about the whole affair.
(noun) 
Definition
gossip or chatter
This was not just idle newspaper tattle.
Synonyms
gossip
There has been a lot of gossip about the reasons for his absence.
a magazine packed with celebrity gossip
,
goss (informal)
,
hearsay
Much of what was reported to them was hearsay.
,
tittle-tattle
tittle-tattle about the private lives of celebrities
,
idle talk

Additional synonyms

in the sense of hearsay
Definition
gossip or rumour
Much of what was reported to them was hearsay.
Synonyms
dirt (slang),
goss (informal),
word of mouth,
talk of the town,
scuttlebutt (slang, US),
idle talk,
mere talk,
on dit
in the sense of spill the beans
Definition
to give away a secret
He was ready to spill the beans about the whole affair.
Synonyms
squeal (slang),
tell all,
shop (slang, British),
sing (slang, US),
split (slang),
grass (British, slang),
give the game away,
let the cat out of the bag,
blow the gaff (British, slang),
talk out of turn,
spill your guts (slang),
betray a secret
in the sense of squeal
Definition
to inform on someone to the police
There was no question of squealing to the police.
Synonyms
inform on,
grass (British, slang),
shop (slang, British),
sing (slang, US),
peach (slang),
tell all,
spill the beans (informal),
snitch (slang),
rat on (informal),
sell (someone) down the river (informal),
blow the gaff (British, slang),
spill your guts (slang),
dob in (Australian, slang)

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