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.
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