given to or fond of gossip: a gossipy neighbor.
full of gossip: a gossipy tabloid.

Origin of gossipy

First recorded in 1810–20; gossip + -y1
Related formsgos·sip·i·ness, nounun·gos·sip·y, adjective
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Related Words for gossipy

whispering, blabbing

Examples from the Web for gossipy

Contemporary Examples of gossipy

Historical Examples of gossipy

  • Gossipy John Andrews gives us the situation as it affected him.

  • There was an entire lack of sternness in the gossipy class-room.

    The Rainbow

    D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence

  • They seemed comfortable; gossipy they were, and fond of mothering the girls.

    The Job

    Sinclair Lewis

  • "But you will think I am a gossipy old body," she continued briskly.

    Dennison Grant

    Robert Stead

  • There was a gossipy, companionable suggestion in the bustling of the noisy waters.

    The One-Way Trail

    Ridgwell Cullum

Word Origin and History for gossipy

1818, from gossip (n.) + -y (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper