tittle-tattle :

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  • n  light informal conversation for social occasions
  • v  speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

  • 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.
  • Great last week was the tittle-tattle which floated about Manhattan concerning next year's Metropolitan Opera plans.
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."

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