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gos·sip / ˈgäsəp/ • n. casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details that are not confirmed as being true: he became the subject of much local gossip. ∎ chiefly derog. a person who likes talking about other people's private lives.• v. (-siped, -sip·ing) [intr.] engage in gossip: they would start gossiping about her as soon as she left.DERIVATIVES: gos·sip·er n.gos·sip·y adj.