This from Collins Dictionary


Word forms: plural, 3rd person singular present tense gossips , present participle gossiping , past tense, past participle gossiped

1. variable noun

Gossip is informal conversation, often about other people’s private affairs.

He spent the first hour talking gossip.

There has been much gossip about the possible reasons for his absence.

Don’t you like a good gossip?

Synonyms: idle talk, scandal, hearsay, tittle-tattle  

2. verb

If you gossip with someone, you talk informally, especially about other people or local events. You can also say that two people gossip.

We spoke, debated, gossiped into the night. [VERB]

Eva gossiped with Sarah. [VERB + with]

Mrs Lilywhite never gossiped. [VERB]

Synonyms: chat, chatter, blather, schmooze [slang] 

3. countable noun

If you describe someone as a gossip, you mean that they enjoy talking informally to people about the private affairs of others.


He was a vicious gossip.

Synonyms: busybody, babbler, prattler, chatterbox [informal] 


This from Merriam Webster

gossip noun

Definition of gossip

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a dialectal British : godparent

b : companion, crony

c : a person who habitually reveals personal or sensational facts about others the worst gossip in town

2a : rumor or report of an intimate nature spreading gossip about their divorce

b : a chatty talk

c : the subject matter of gossip Their breakup was common gossip.


This from Cambridge dictionary




conversation or reports about other people’s private lives that might be unkind, disapproving, or not true:

Her letter was full of gossip.

I don’t like all this idle gossip.

I’ve got some juicy gossip for you.

Have you heard the (latest) gossip?

UK Jane and Lyn sat in the kitchen having a good gossip about their friends.

[ C ] disapproving

( also gossipmonger, uk/ˈɡɒs.ɪpˌmʌŋ.ɡər/ us/ˈɡɑː.səpˌmʌŋ.ɡɚ/)

someone who enjoys talking about other people and their private lives:

She’s a terrible gossip.

More examples

  • I’ve just been talking to the girls downstairs and I’ve got some delicious gossip.
  • Some magazines contain nothing but scandal and gossip.
  • She always keeps me up to date with the latest gossip.
  • There’s a lot of gossip about me going around. What have you been saying?
  • Let’s go for a coffee – I need to catch up on all the gossip.


This from the Urban Dictionary


Exaggeration or fabrication of a story, regarding somebody other than the tale bearer, in the absence of this person who is being discussed – for the malicious purpouse of demeaning, slandering or tarnishing this person’s reputation.

I used to be good friends with this bitch for like 6 years, and when we had a fallout, she went around gossiping all of my personal shit to people behind my back.


Something nasty people do when they are bored, have no life, or are really stupid. It’s nasty because a lot of the time you never hear about it and people are way too PC to admit and are nice to you to your face, but spread nasty gossip behind your back. And you never know what happened when someone suddenly hates you for no reason or some people start threatening you for no reason. That’s because some loser(s) with no life or brain decided to gossip because they’re too stupid to have any hobbies, a real social life, or any shread of conscience whatsoever.

Gossip is what happens before you get a knife in your back.

“You’re a gossiping wench and I hope the toilet eats you next time you take one of your rauncy diareah shits”

“Get a new hobby, try nitting, cutting yourself just stop gossiping. It causes cancer.”


An event between loose mouthed assholes, that happens as soon as you get into highschool. People start talkin, before you even get a chance to say anything, then ruins your reputation, and follows you all the way to your deathbed. It never ends.

“psst did you hear…..”

“like omg, lets go up to her and make fun of her”

“i heard what you did over the summer you slut!”


Talking bad about a person and their life when it’s clearly none of your fucking business.

“Omg, she likes him? She’s so unattractive tho!”

“I don’t care. I hate people who gossip.”


a fancy word for bullshit.

Why do u even listen 2 that gossip!?!