There were no gossipping memoir-writers at the court of Hesse Cassel to chronicle his sayings and doings.
Page 147 'gossipping' to 'gossiping' 'the whole village was gossiping'
Some no doubt found recreation in their masters homes, gossipping, singing, and playing on rude instruments.
To the old soldier he wrote a gossipping account of his voyage.
A bon mot of a pretty and sarcastic lady, at the expense of both of them, is now going the round of the gossipping circles.
A few specimens are subjoined:—'gossipping and long sitting injure business.'
The Parliamentary Summary is brief but satisfactory, and the Occurrences are copious enough for the most gossipping reader.
And so in a few moments we were gossipping cosily about "old times," as we, not very old people, called them.
As might perhaps have been expected, there was some gossipping among neighbors in this tree.
I had no desire to have a lot of gossipping women and old fool men around.
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.