verb (used without object), gos·siped or gos·sipped, gos·sip·ing or gos·sip·ping.
verb (used with object), gos·siped or gos·sipped, gos·sip·ing or gos·sip·ping.
- gossaert, jan,
- gosse, sir edmund william,
Origin of gossip
Examples from the Web for gossip
However much we gossip about heterosexual couples with large age gaps, we at least refrain from calling them sex offenders.Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic|Samantha Allen|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“Women go to the bathroom together and gossip, talk and argue all the time,” Vithi Cuc told The National.Middle East Murder Mystery: Who Killed an American Teacher in Abu Dhabi?|Chris Allbritton|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Since I was toiling away at the time as a gossip columnist for The Washington Post, I immediately called him back.Despite Crack and Graft, D.C. Loved ‘Hizzoner’ Marion Barry|Lloyd Grove|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And they sound like gulls, you know, when they sit and gossip in a bar together.
The mayor and Biasi are a popular topic of gossip in Matamoros.
The gossip of the street is listened to rather than the words of the law-makers.Congressional Government|Woodrow Wilson
Where the deuce does Christian charity come in, in all this gossip?Zibeline, Complete|Phillipe de Massa
All this, perhaps, will prove that the Lady Barbara knew more of London life than its gossip.
I lay on the coverlet that was stretched across the quilting-frame and heard all the gossip of 1799.Around The Tea-Table|T. De Witt Talmage
I suppose for awhile there will be some gossip and wondering, but there never can be any doubt of the truth.The Girls at Mount Morris|Amanda Minnie Douglas
verb -sips, -siping or -siped
Word Origin for gossip
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.