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Definition of gossip:

  1. A friend or comrade; a companion; a familiar and customary acquaintance.
  2. A sponsor; a godfather or a godmother.
  3. One who runs house to house, tattling and telling news; an idle tattler.
  4. The tattle of a gossip; groundless rumor.
  5. To make merry.
  6. To prate; to chat; to talk much.
  7. To run about and tattle; to tell idle tales.
  8. To stand sponsor to.

Synonyms:

dish, run off at the mouth, scandalmonger, rumourmonger, cackle, chin music, whisper, huckster, talk through your hat, confabulation, bring down, meddler, rumormonger, confer, jabber, chew out, calumny, injury, inflict, chaffer, lecture, commentary, noise, yenta, chit-chat, yack away, bore, chatterbox, rebuke, twaddle, inspect, lambaste, tell tales out of school, claver, gabfest, gossiper, tattletale, chin-wagging, talker, defamation, heart-to-heart, gibber, call down, repartee, tell tales, newsmonger, gas, windbag, small talk, call in, motormouth, busybody, natter, prattle, schmooze, click, yack, snoop, claver, shoot the breeze, haggle, chide, yap away, see, nosy parker, word, masticate, scandal, bawl out, have words, gab, talebearing, input, tittle-tattle, maunder, circulator, hearsay, take to task, rattle on, reproof, meddling, backchat, rap, patter, blatherskite, scuttlebutt, confab, causerie, blurt, blurt out, clack, remark, berate, tattle, table talk, grapevine, buzz, manducate, tattler, taleteller, rambler, remonstrate, banter, consult, prate, reprimand, jangle, dish the dirt, whisperer, parrot, murmur, comment, travel to, waffle, call on the carpet, gossipmonger, blabber, trounce, Mrs Grundy, higgle, babble, chew up, quidnunc, blab, chatter, words, chew the fat, magpie, chew, chin-wag, tête-à-tête, blabbermouth, lambast, impose, rag, tabby, gabble, talebearer, palaver, telltale, scold, chitchat, dress down, call, confabulate, talk, slander, chat, tale-teller, piffle, gossipry, jaw, voyeur, conversation, visit.

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