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Tittle Tattle

Tattle is prate. (Dutch tateren, Italian, tatta-mélla.) Tittle is little, same as tit in titmouse, little tit, tit-bit.

“Pish' Why do I spend my time in tittle-tattle?”

Otway: Cheats of Scapin, i. 1.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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