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 gossiper
The meal did not last long, for the aunt, who was a gossiper, was only serving delicatessen that evening.Nobody's Boy|Hector Malot
Nothing worse can happen to the couple than to be discovered by this gossiper.The Complete Opera Book|Gustav Kobb
But in place of that he is only a gossiper, writing merely for the entertainment of a private circle.Life of Adam Smith|John Rae
Burnet was a 'gossiper, slanderer, and notorious falsifier of facts.'Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)|Leslie Stephen
Off the stage he was a snob by affiliation and a gossiper by inclination.A Pirate of Parts|Richard Neville
verb -sips, -siping or -siped
Word Origin for gossip
"to talk idly about the affairs of others," 1620s, from gossip (n.). Related: Gossiped; gossiping.
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.