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 gossipping
Page 147 'gossipping' to 'gossiping' 'the whole village was gossiping'Norine's Revenge; Sir Noel's Heir|May Agnes Fleming
The work now went on briskly—Mrs. Brown knitting, and Alrina stitching and gossipping between.The Wizard of West Penwith|William Bentinck Forfar
A bon mot of a pretty and sarcastic lady, at the expense of both of them, is now going the round of the gossipping circles.
There were no gossipping memoir-writers at the court of Hesse Cassel to chronicle his sayings and doings.Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions|Charles Mackay
To the old soldier he wrote a gossipping account of his voyage.With Wolfe in Canada|G. A. Henty
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.