gossipy

[gos-uh-pee] /ˈgɒs ə pi/
adjective
1.
given to or fond of gossip:
"a gossipy neighbor."
2.
full of gossip:
"a gossipy tabloid."
Origin
1810–20; gossip + -y1
Related forms
gossipiness, noun
ungossipy, adjective
Example Sentences for gossipy
Tell the reader things that are gossipy, too, because gossip reveals.
It does reveal some gossipy tidbits, but really nothing new.
Aphis gossipy appears as the possible vector for such viruses.
What happened is that her co-workers confronted her, it got to be fairly gossipy in this small southern town.
British Dictionary definitions for gossipy
gossip (ˈɡɒsɪp)
 
n
1.  casual and idle chat: to have a gossip with a friend
2.  a conversation involving malicious chatter or rumours about other people: a gossip about the neighbours
3.  Also called: gossipmonger a person who habitually talks about others, esp maliciously
4.  light easy communication: to write a letter full of gossip
5.  archaic a close woman friend
 
vb (often foll by about) , -sips, -siping, -siped
6.  to talk casually or maliciously (about other people)
 
[Old English godsibb godparent, from god + sib; the term came to be applied to familiar friends, esp a woman's female friends at the birth of a child, hence a person, esp a woman, fond of light talk]
 
'gossiper
 
n
 
'gossiping
 
n, —adj
 
'gossipingly
 
adv
 
'gossipy
 
adj

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