idle talk or rumor, especially about the personal or private affairs of others:
the endless gossip about Hollywood stars.
light, familiar talk or writing.
Also, gossiper, gossipper. a person given to tattling or idle talk.
Chiefly British Dialect. a godparent.
Archaic. a friend, especially a woman.
before 1050; Middle English gossib, godsib
), Old English godsibb,
orig. godparent, equivalent to god God
related; see sib
gossipingly, adverbintergossip, verb, intergossiped or intergossipped, intergossiping.ungossiping, adjective
small talk, hearsay, palaver, chitchat. Gossip, scandal
apply to idle talk and newsmongering about the affairs of others. Gossip
is light chat or talk: to trade gossip about the neighbors. Scandal
is rumor or general talk that is damaging to reputation; it is usually more or less malicious: The town never lived down the election scandal. 3.
chatterer, talker, gabbler, rumormonger. 6.
chatter, prattle, prate, palaver.