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Talck
Talckous
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Talebearer definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TA'LEBEARER, n. [tale and bear.] A person who officiously tells tales; one who impertinently communicates intelligence or anecdotes, and makes mischief in society by his officiousness.
Where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth. Proverbs 26.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: someone who gossips indiscreetly [syn: tattletale, tattler, taleteller, talebearer, telltale, blabbermouth]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 15th century one that spreads gossip or rumors; also tattletale talebearing adjective or noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a person who maliciously gossips or reveals secrets. Derivatives: talebearing n. & adj.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Talebearer Tale"bear`er, n. One who officiously tells tales; one who impertinently or maliciously communicates intelligence, scandal, etc., and makes mischief. Spies and talebearers, encouraged by her father, did their best to inflame her resentment. --Macaulay.

Moby Thesaurus

a tale-bearing animal, betrayer, blab, blabber, blabberer, blabbermouth, busybody, canary, delator, fink, gossip, gossip columnist, gossiper, gossipmonger, informer, narc, nark, newsmonger, newspaperman, peacher, quidnunc, rat, reporter, rumormonger, scandalmonger, sieve, sneak, snitch, snitcher, spy, squealer, stool pigeon, stoolie, tabby, taleteller, tattler, tattletale, telltale, tipster, tittle-tattler, troublemaker, whistle-blower, yenta




 


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