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gossipy

[gos-uh-pee] /ˈgɒs ə pi/
adjective
1.
given to or fond of gossip:
a gossipy neighbor.
2.
full of gossip:
a gossipy tabloid.
Origin of gossipy
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20; gossip + -y1
Related forms
gossipiness, noun
ungossipy, adjective
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  • gossipy John Andrews gives us the situation as it affected him.

    The Siege of Boston Allen French
  • There was an entire lack of sternness in the gossipy class-room.

    The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • They seemed comfortable; gossipy they were, and fond of mothering the girls.

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

    Dennison Grant Robert Stead
  • There was a gossipy, companionable suggestion in the bustling of the noisy waters.

    The One-Way Trail Ridgwell Cullum
Word Origin and History for gossipy
adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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