gossiper


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to gossiper: rumormonger

gos·sip

 (gŏs′əp)
n.
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

gossiper

noun
A person habitually engaged in idle talk about others:
Slang: yenta.
Translations
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
And the gossiper of Rawalpindi once again predicted the collapse of the government within a month.
Confront the gossiper, remind them their words have consequences.
AKEL leader Andros Kyprianou challenged Neophytou to back what he was saying with evidence and not behave just like a gossiper.
the gossipers talks to the protagonist, then the gossiper talks to the
If a supervisor discovers someone is dealing in these underhanded practices, the gossiper has to be confronted.
In the Palestinian Talmud (Peah 1:1), it is written: "The gossiper stands in Syria and kills in Rome.
The zoom-in device thus functions as a virtual gossiper's zoom gaze, hereby efficiently--and literally--immersing the user in the story and co-constructing her/him as gossiper.
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.