talebearer
noun Date: 15th century one that spreads gossip or rumors; also tattletaletalebearing adjective or noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Talebearer — Tale bear er, n. One who officiously tells tales; one who impertinently or maliciously communicates intelligence, scandal, etc., and makes mischief. [1913 Webster] Spies and talebearers, encouraged by her father, did their best to inflame her… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • talebearer — index informant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • talebearer — [tālber΄ər] n. a person who spreads scandal or tells secrets; gossip talebearing adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • talebearer — talebearing, adj., n. /tayl bair euhr/, n. a person who spreads gossip, secrets, etc., that may cause trouble or harm. [1470 80; TALE + BEARER] * * * …   Universalium

  • talebearer — noun An indiscreet person who spreads gossip. To speak the truth when my lady commands me, answered the prudential major domo, is in some measure my duty, Mistress Lilias; always providing for and excepting those cases in which it cannot be… …   Wiktionary

  • talebearer — Synonyms and related words: a tale bearing animal, betrayer, blab, blabber, blabberer, blabbermouth, busybody, canary, delator, fink, gossip, gossip columnist, gossiper, gossipmonger, informer, narc, nark, newsmonger, newspaperman, peacher,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • talebearer — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A person habitually engaged in idle talk about others: blab, gossip, gossiper, gossipmonger, newsmonger, rumormonger, scandalmonger, tabby, taleteller, tattle, tattler, tattletale, telltale, whisperer. Slang: yenta.… …   English dictionary for students

  • talebearer — n. one who spreads rumors, gossip …   English contemporary dictionary

  • talebearer — noun dated a person who maliciously gossips or reveals secrets. Derivatives talebearing noun & adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • talebearer — n gossip, gossipmonger, rumormonger, scandalmonger, tattletale, tattler, Inf. blabbermouth, Sl. big mouth; telltale, busybody, snooper, troublemaker, meddler, informer, quidnunc …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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