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 gossipped
And Flora devoutly kissed her, then gossipped pleasantly about the other guests and the people in the neighborhood.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
This ceremony performed, Mr. Hardie gossipped with him; and, after a detour or two, glided to his real anxiety.Hard Cash|Charles Reade
And they two and Gwen sat down upon the bank, and laughed and gossipped together.Star of Mercia|Blanche Devereux
Generally he gossipped while the two girls worked busily away—sometimes he read to them.The History of David Grieve|Mrs. Humphry Ward
His marriage, his movements, all were gossipped over from Maine to Georgia, the extreme points of the Union.Peter Parley's Own Story|Samuel G. Goodrich
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.