n.1.A gossip.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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To think that the word "gossip" comes from the old English "Godsib," which stood for godmother.
The word originated around 1014 AD from ' godsib', meaning godparent.
about other persons."(8) "Gossip" originally comes from "godsib," meaning "one who has contracted spiritual affinity with another by acting as a sponsor at a baptism." In other words, what we would now call a godparent.