The early scandal, but really it was a blip of gossip with half-hearted twangs, was that Sonja had a younger beau.
Monica Lewinsky’s ‘Vanity Fair’ article reluctantly plunges us straight back into the frothing world of ‘90s gossip.
The Cheney team was insular and close-knit, not usually ones for gossip.
gossip is the national pastime of Cuba, followed by baseball and sex (although the order could well be reversed).
They spent the whole trip talking about faith and family, never veering off-topic to politics or gossip.
The gossip of L—— had set in full current against Lilian's fair name.
Now they hear every morning the gossip of a thousand cities from China to Peru.
Some slaves had been in the room on the occasion, and the circumstance had become notorious in the gossip of the Palace.
Come now, be a good lad, and run to gossip Hickman for a candle!
I didn't listen—I make it a point never to listen to gossip—but Maria—Maria, you can come here now.
Old English godsibb "sponsor, godparent," from God + sibb "relative" (see sibling). Extended in Middle English to "any familiar acquaintance" (mid-14c.), especially to woman friends invited to attend a birth, later to "anyone engaging in familiar or idle talk" (1560s). Sense extended 1811 to "trifling talk, groundless rumor." Similar formations in Old Norse guðsifja, Old Saxon guþziff.
"to talk idly about the affairs of others," 1620s, from gossip (n.). Related: Gossiped; gossiping.