Associations to the word «Gossip»


GOSSIP, noun. Someone who likes to talk about someone else’s private or personal business.
GOSSIP, noun. Idle talk about someone’s private or personal matters, especially someone not present.
GOSSIP, noun. A genre in contemporary media, usually focused on the personal affairs of celebrities.
GOSSIP, noun. (obsolete) A sponsor; a godfather or godmother.
GOSSIP, verb. To talk about someone else's private or personal business, especially in a way that spreads the information.
GOSSIP, verb. To talk idly.
GOSSIP MILL, noun. Rumor mill.
GOSSIP MILLS, noun. Plural of gossip mill

Dictionary definition

GOSSIP, noun. Light informal conversation for social occasions.
GOSSIP, noun. A report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people; "the divorce caused much gossip".
GOSSIP, noun. A person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others.
GOSSIP, verb. Wag one's tongue; speak about others and reveal secrets or intimacies; "She won't dish the dirt".
GOSSIP, verb. Talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze".

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.