Despite plenty of gossip in Copenhagen cafes, no politician has ever been booted from office because of a dalliance.
Monica Lewinsky’s ‘Vanity Fair’ article reluctantly plunges us straight back into the frothing world of ‘90s gossip.
gossip is the national pastime of Cuba, followed by baseball and sex (although the order could well be reversed).
The gossip site later updated that Johnson had been dead for “several days before her body was discovered.”
An item about our engagement runs quietly in the Washington Post's gossip column.
The gossip of L—— had set in full current against Lilian's fair name.
No wonder Florence has a hard time of it; but isn't it wretched of me to gossip?
Some slaves had been in the room on the occasion, and the circumstance had become notorious in the gossip of the Palace.
That's all gossip, you know; not a word of truth in it, and it's been very annoying to us both.
I didn't listen—I make it a point never to listen to gossip—but Maria—Maria, you can come here now.
Old English godsibb "sponsor, godparent," from God + sibb "relative" (see sibling). Extended in Middle English to "any familiar acquaintance" (mid-14c.), especially to woman friends invited to attend a birth, later to "anyone engaging in familiar or idle talk" (1560s). Sense extended 1811 to "trifling talk, groundless rumor." Similar formations in Old Norse guðsifja, Old Saxon guþziff.
"to talk idly about the affairs of others," 1620s, from gossip (n.). Related: Gossiped; gossiping.