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
Examples from the Web for gossiper
Historical Examples of gossiper
Burnet was a 'gossiper, slanderer, and notorious falsifier of facts.'Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)
Off the stage he was a snob by affiliation and a gossiper by inclination.A Pirate of Parts
Nothing worse can happen to the couple than to be discovered by this gossiper.The Complete Opera Book
The meal did not last long, for the aunt, who was a gossiper, was only serving delicatessen that evening.Nobody's Boy
But in place of that he is only a gossiper, writing merely for the entertainment of a private circle.Life of Adam Smith
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.