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Meaning of GOSSIP

Pronunciation:  'gâsup

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  light informal conversation for social occasions
  2. [n]  a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people; "the divorce caused much gossip"
  3. [n]  a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others
  4. [v]  chew the fat; shoot the breeze
  5. [v]  wag one's tongue; speak about others and reveal secrets or intimacies

GOSSIP is a 6 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: causerie, chaffer, chat, chatter, chin-wag, chin-wagging, chitchat, chitchat, claver, comment, confab, confabulate, gab, gabfest, gossiper, jaw, natter, newsmonger, rumormonger, rumourmonger, scuttlebutt, small talk, tittle-tattle, visit
 See Also: account, blabbermouth, bruit, cat, chat, communicator, confab, confabulation, converse, dirt, discourse, earful, grapevine, hearsay, jawbone, malicious gossip, pipeline, report, rumor, rumor, rumour, rumour, scandal, scandalmonger, schmoose, schmoose, schmooze, schmooze, shmoose, shmooze, speak, talebearer, taleteller, talk, talk, talk of the town, tattler, tattletale, telltale, word of mouth, yenta



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gos"sip\, n. [OE. gossib, godsib, a relation or sponsor
    in baptism, a relation by a religious obligation, AS.
    godsibb, fr. god + sib alliance, relation; akin to G. sippe,
    Goth. sibja, and also to Skr. sabh[=a] assembly.]
    1. A sponsor; a godfather or a godmother.
             Should a great lady that was invited to be a gossip,
             in her place send her kitchen maid, 't would be ill
             taken.                                --Selden.
    2. A friend or comrade; a companion; a familiar and customary
       acquaintance. [Obs.]
             My noble gossips, ye have been too prodigal. --Shak.
    3. One who runs house to house, tattling and telling news; an
       idle tattler.
             The common chat of gossips when they meet. --Dryden.
    4. The tattle of a gossip; groundless rumor.
             Bubbles o'er like a city with gossip, scandal, and
             spite.                                --Tennyson.
  2. \Gos"sip\, v. t.
    To stand sponsor to. [Obs.] --Shak.
  3. \Gos"sip\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gossiped}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Gossiping}.]
    1. To make merry. [Obs.] --Shak.
    2. To prate; to chat; to talk much. --Shak.
    3. To run about and tattle; to tell idle tales.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are the center of some gossip, foretells of some pleasurable surprise. Dreaming that you are interested or engrossed in gossip means that your overconfidence in minor acquaintances will lead to some humiliating trouble for you.
Thesaurus Terms
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