gos|sip


gos|sip
gos|sip «GOS ihp», noun, verb, -siped, -sip|ing.
–n.
1. idle talk, not always true, about other people and their affairs: »

He heard nothing but neighborhood gossip from her without a single fact.

SYNONYM(S): tattle.
2. light, familiar talk or writing: »

Somewhere past Sirius, shade called to shade, “Well, any gossip?...” “Not much. They say that solar god has made some quite amusing things out of his dust” (J. B. Priestley).

3. a person who gossips a great deal: »

a set of malicious, prating, prudent gossips, both male and female, who murder characters to kill time (Richard Brinsley Sheridan).

4. Archaic or Dialect. a friend.
5. Archaic or Dialect. a godparent.
–v.i.
to repeat what one knows or hears about other people and their affairs: »

The old ladies like to sit and gossip about the new neighbors.

–v.t.
1. to repeat like a gossip: »

to gossip scandal.

2. Obsolete. to stand godparent to.
[Old English godsibb (originally) godparent < god God + sibb relative]
gos´sip|er, noun.
gos´sip|ing|ly, adverb.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • gos´sip|er — gos|sip «GOS ihp», noun, verb, siped, sip|ing. –n. 1. idle talk, not always true, about other people and their affairs: »He heard nothing but neighborhood gossip from her without a single fact. SYNONYM(S): tattle. 2. light, familiar talk or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gos|sip|y — «GOS uh pee», adjective. 1. fond of gossip: »He was curious, meddlesome, gossipy (Atlantic). 2. full of gossip: »a gossipy letter. –gos´sip|i|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • gos|sip|ry — «GOS ihp ree», noun. small talk; gossip …   Useful english dictionary

  • gos´sip|ing|ly — gos|sip «GOS ihp», noun, verb, siped, sip|ing. –n. 1. idle talk, not always true, about other people and their affairs: »He heard nothing but neighborhood gossip from her without a single fact. SYNONYM(S): tattle. 2. light, familiar talk or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gos´sip|i|ness — gos|sip|y «GOS uh pee», adjective. 1. fond of gossip: »He was curious, meddlesome, gossipy (Atlantic). 2. full of gossip: »a gossipy letter. –gos´sip|i|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • gos|sip|ist — «GOS uh pihst», noun. = gossip columnist. (Cf. ↑gossip columnist) …   Useful english dictionary

  • gos|sip|mon|ger — «GOS ihp MUHNG guhr, MONG », noun. a person who spreads gossip or idle rumors about others …   Useful english dictionary

  • gos|sip|red — «GOS ihp rihd», noun. 1. small talk; gossip. 2. the relationship or affinity between a godparent and godchild. ╂[< gossip + Old English r condition] …   Useful english dictionary

  • gos·sip·mon·ger — /ˈgɑːsəpˌmɑːŋgɚ, ˈgɑːsəpˌmʌŋgɚ/ noun, pl gers [count] disapproving : a person who enjoys talking about other people s private lives : a person who spreads gossip …   Useful english dictionary

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