tittle-tattle : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n light informal conversation for social occasions
- v speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
- Great last week was the tittle-tattle which floated about Manhattan concerning next year's Metropolitan Opera plans.
- In the foreword to My Word Is My Bond, Moore promises to deliver "a fun book with no recycled scandal, tittle-tattle or dirtdishing.
- Eventually she disappears into the night, in what is "surely the most remarkable tittle-tattle to hit the area in recent years.
News & Articles
- Facebook blogger goads Zimbabwe's ruling party
By Ed Cropley JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A mysterious Facebook blogger purporting to be a disgruntled "Deep Throat" in President Robert Mugabe's party has become an unlikely election campaign star in Zimbabwe, attracting 275,000 online followers and the fury of the ZANU-PF establishment. With a daily stream of social tittle-tattle, outrageous personal slurs and explosive - if true - political ...
July 24, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
- Max Clifford in BBC News
Mr Clifford added: "If, by tapping people's phones, you save people's lives and you can stop some national tragedy, then the end justifies the means. But for tittle-tattle and gossip, then the end does not justify the means."
- James Nesbitt in Independent
It's easily forgotten that journalism can be an extraordinarily noble profession,Nesbitt argues. "We've been swayed the other way by the press's thirst for tittle-tattle. That has rebounded unfairly on journalists because there's something...
- John Prescott in BBC News
Mr Prescott adds: "I am alarmed that you are perfectly happy to profit from tittle-tattle, betraying confidences and by character assassination - the kind of behaviour you at the PCC should be protecting the public from."