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.
Origin of gossip
Synonyms for gossip
Related Words for gossipscandal, hearsay, chitchat, tale, conversation, slander, buzz, news, chatter, blab, blather, account, prate, chronicle, grapevine, defamation, cry, story, meddling, babble
Examples from the Web for gossip
Contemporary Examples of 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
January 9, 2015
“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?
December 3, 2014
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
November 23, 2014
And they sound like gulls, you know, when they sit and gossip in a bar together.Russia’s Gold Digger Academy
November 11, 2014
The mayor and Biasi are a popular topic of gossip in Matamoros.Mexico’s Murderous SWAT Teams
November 10, 2014
Historical Examples of gossip
No wonder Florence has a hard time of it; but isn't it wretched of me to gossip?
That's all gossip, you know; not a word of truth in it, and it's been very annoying to us both.
For her part, she was busy and could not spare time to gossip.Way of the Lawless
I don't know what the hell she'd do for gossip if we were to get married.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
Narcisse listened, smiling, and in his turn began to gossip confidentially.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
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.