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[gos-uh-pee] /ˈgɒs ə pi/
given to or fond of gossip:
a gossipy neighbor.
full of gossip:
a gossipy tabloid.
Origin of gossipy
First recorded in 1810-20; gossip + -y1
Related forms
gossipiness, noun
ungossipy, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In that gossipy little town, of course, there were endless surmises as to the why and wherefore of that private key.

    Amaryllis at the Fair Richard Jefferies
  • There was an entire lack of sternness in the gossipy class-room.

    The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • Bea was competent; there was no household labor except sewing and darning and gossipy assistance to Bea in bed-making.

    Main Street Sinclair Lewis
  • "But you will think I am a gossipy old body," she continued briskly.

    Dennison Grant Robert Stead
  • Six years in that gossipy village had made me, so I thought, capable of rising above such things.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine Joseph C. Lincoln
Word Origin and History for gossipy

1818, from gossip (n.) + -y (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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