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  Definition of gossip
  1. light informal conversation for social occasions
  2. a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people; "the divorce caused much gossip"
  3. a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others
  4. talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"
  5. wag one''s tongue; speak about others and reveal secrets or intimacies; "She won''t dish the dirt"
Similar Words: chitchat, small talk, gab, gabfest, tittle-tattle, chin-wag, chin-wagging, causerie, comment, scuttlebutt, gossiper, gossipmonger, rumormonger, rumourmonger, newsmonger, chew the fat, shoot the breeze, chat, confabulate, confab, chatter, chaffer, natter, jaw, claver, visit, dish the dirt

 

Hyponyms: earful, rumor, rumour, hearsay, grapevine, pipeline, word of mouth, scandal, dirt, malicious gossip, talk, talk of the town, cat, scandalmonger, tattletale, tattler, taleteller, talebearer, telltale, blabbermouth, yenta, shmooze, shmoose, schmooze, schmoose, jawbone, bruit

 

Derivational Morphology: chatter, piffle, palaver, prate, tittle-tattle, twaddle, clack, maunder, prattle, blab, gibber, tattle, blabber, gabble, chew the fat, shoot the breeze, chat, confabulate, confab, chitchat, chaffer, natter, jaw, claver, visit, dish the dirt, visitor, visitant, small talk, gab, gabfest, chin-wag, chin-wagging, causerie, yak, yack, yakety-yak, cackle, chatterer, babbler, prater, chatterbox, magpie, spouter, confabulation, schmooze, schmoose, gossiper, gossipmonger, rumormonger, rumourmonger, newsmonger, comment, scuttlebutt, gossiping, gossipmongering

 

Language Translations:
Catalan: xafarderia   Dutch: kletspraatje  
Esperanto: klaĉo   Finnish: juoru  
French: commérage   German: Klatsch  
Hungarian: pletyka   Indonesian: gosip  
Italian: pettegolezzo   Japanese:  
Polish: plotka   Portuguese: bisbilhotice  
Spanish: chisme   Telugu: గాలి కబుర్లు  
 
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