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English noun: gossip

1. gossip (communication) light informal conversation for social occasions


Synonymscauserie, chin wag, chin wagging, chin-wag, chin-wagging, chit chat, chit-chat, chitchat, gab, gabfest, small talk, tittle-tattle


Broader (hypernym)chat, confab, confabulation, schmoose, schmooze

2. gossip (communication) a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people


SamplesThe divorce caused much gossip.


Synonymscomment, scuttlebutt


Broader (hypernym)account, report


Narrower (hyponym)dirt, earful, grapevine, hearsay, malicious gossip, pipeline, rumor, rumour, scandal, talk, talk of the town, word of mouth

3. gossip (person) a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others


Synonymsgossiper, gossipmonger, newsmonger, rumormonger, rumourmonger


Broader (hypernym)communicator


Narrower (hyponym)blabbermouth, cat, scandalmonger, talebearer, taleteller, tattler, tattletale, telltale, yenta


English verb: gossip

1. gossip (communication) wag one's tongue; speak about others and reveal secrets or intimacies


SamplesShe won't dish the dirt.


ExamplesSam and Sue gossip, Sam wants to gossip with Sue


Synonymsdish the dirt


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)speak, talk


Narrower (hyponym)bruit, rumor, rumour

2. gossip (communication) talk socially without exchanging too much information


SamplesThe men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze.


Synonymschaffer, chat, chatter, chew the fat, chit-chat, chitchat, claver, confab, confabulate, jaw, natter, shoot the breeze, visit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)converse, discourse


Narrower (hyponym)jawbone, schmoose, schmooze, shmoose, shmooze









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