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1. Rumor or talk of a personal, sensational, or intimate nature.
2. A person who habitually spreads intimate or private rumors or facts.
3. Trivial, chatty talk or writing.
4. A close friend or companion.
5. Chiefly British A godparent.
intr.v. gos·siped, gos·sip·ing, gos·sips
To engage in or spread gossip: gossiped about the neighbors.

[Middle English godsib, gossip, godparent, from Old English godsibb : god, god; see god + sibb, kinsman; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots.]

gos′sip·er n.
gos′sip·ry n.
gos′sip·y adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gossiper - a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others
communicator - a person who communicates with others
cat - a spiteful woman gossip; "what a cat she is!"
scandalmonger - a person who spreads malicious gossip
blabbermouth, talebearer, taleteller, tattler, tattletale, telltale - someone who gossips indiscreetly
yenta - (Yiddish) a woman who talks too much; a gossip unable to keep a secret; a woman who spreads rumors and scandal


A person habitually engaged in idle talk about others:
Slang: yenta.
References in classic literature ?
There were not many subjects of dispute which at that moment could have come home to his own breast more powerfully, for having the unknown uppermost in his thoughts, it naturally occurred to him that he would have done just the same if any audacious gossiper durst have presumed in his hearing to speak lightly of her.
Negroes are tireless gossipers, which, of course, is but a roundabout way of saying that they are human.
We are not tired of the endless processions of cheerful, chattering gossipers that throng these courts and streets all day long, either; nor of the coarse-robed monks; nor of the "Asti" wines, which that old doctor
In the Palestinian Talmud (Peah 1:1), it is written: "The gossiper stands in Syria and kills in Rome.
If a supervisor discovers someone is dealing in these underhanded practices, the gossiper has to be confronted.
She called the vice-president eIucorrupt, an extortionist, incompetent, a gossiper, a liar and ungrateful,eIN adding that she was eIupower-hungry, daft, foolish, divisive and a disgrace.
The Gossiper--The Gossiper seeks out bad news and rumors and works overtime to make sure no one misses out on their malevolent gossiping.
The gossiper survives on your fear, sadness and irritation so when you control your emotions and behave as if nothing has happened, the other person loses interest.
Agya ckwan da hc The gossiper is coming (This is used na oreba no to alert people during conversation) 4.
Gossip, Besnier tells us, always implicates more people than the gossiper and his or her target, and the four central chapters of the book move progressively from microinteractions in the cooking hut to larger social spheres in which that talk has been consequential.
If you want to stop gossip in its tracks, ask the gossiper, "May I quote you on that?
It should be noted that a gossiper might nonetheless be liable in defamation law even if the remarks are not "published" in this sense.