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[ gos-uh-pee ]


  1. given to or fond of gossip:

    a gossipy neighbor.

  2. full of gossip:

    a gossipy tabloid.

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Other Words From

  • gossip·i·ness noun
  • un·gossip·y adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of gossipy1

First recorded in 1810–20; gossip + -y 1

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Example Sentences

They refer to her, so many times you could make a drinking game out of it, as “that marsh girl,” a pejorative always delivered with a gossipy hiss.

From Time

Now students are figuring out whether these gossipy platforms, including Librex, Herrd and Unmasked, will prove uplifting as well as entertaining, or just the latest hate-filled cesspools.

From Ozy

I discovered the gossipy 2013 PBS history of Chatsworth, the seat of the Dukes of Devonshire, with its gardens, fountains, and art inside and out.

We merely want the gossipy, titillating stories of sculpted men and women pumping and screaming.

He's become an Internet sensation for his beauty tips and gossipy reality series.

The Oath By Jeffrey Toobin My CNN colleague has produced a book on the Supreme Court that is somehow both wonky and gossipy.

Its gossipy anecdotes are lively, memorable, and at times gloriously unreliable.

In its gossipy pages, it is recognition and reward that are valued, not the pursuit of truth.

Very different it was from the chatty, gossipy way in which she filled the "Woman's Kingdom," on the back page of the Express.

Six years in that gossipy village had made me, so I thought, capable of rising above such things.

There was a message from Jerry, a short gossipy note from his publisher, and another love letter from Havana.

If only it might not be some scolding bluejay; or perhaps a gossipy crow, perched on a neighboring dead tree.

I thought she'd do; she seemed a gossipy woman, kept on knitting and gassing over a stove in the hall.


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