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He wanted a dog to help him hunt, but he did not want a tattletale.

That First Lieutenant of ours either has eyes in the back of his head or else the Sergeant is a tattletale.

Course, I didn't need to worry, because Stinky told them all right, just like a tattletale.

WORD ORIGIN

formed in English 1888 from tattle + tale. Probably patterned on telltale (1540s). A 16c. word for "tattle-tale" was pickthank.

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