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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.
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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
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A person habitually engaged in idle talk about others:
Slang: yenta.
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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 a way, by labelling the columns 'gossip', newspapers are responding to the very human need their audiences have to get their gossip fix.What distinguishes the journalist from the ordinary gossiper is that he will then fact-check and take the gossip through the rigours of journalism (asking the why, what, who, where, when and how of the story), sieving the dirt from the seeds of a good story.
Gossip can garner advantages for the gossiper (Einat and Chen 2012), supplying pleasure and entertainment, strengthening social ties (Michelson and Mouly 2000) and support (Chua and De la Cerna 2014), and displaying influence (Grosser et al., 2012).
Dr Brown pointed out the outcomes of bad gossip for the gossiper are overwhelmingly negative.
Both men's hearts were in woodworking, and they began designing novelty furniture, notably a combination chair-telephone stand called "The Gossiper."
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.
A study by Farley, Timme, and Hart (2010) in the United States examined the perception of female gossiper in the workplace.
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