The definition of a gossip is someone who reveals personal information about others.(noun)
A friend who passes on the secrets of other friends, but asks you not to tell is an example of a gossip.
Gossip is defined as the private information about others shared in conversation or print.(noun)
Articles about the lives of movie stars in magazines are an example of gossip.
Gossip means to tell secret information to another person.(verb)
Passing on personal details about a neighbor to another neighbor is an example of gossip.
See gossip in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME godsip, gossyp (with assimilated -d-) < Late OE godsibbe, godparent: see god & sib
See gossip in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English godsib, gossip, godparent
Origin: , from Old English godsibb
Origin: : god, god; see God
Origin: + sibb, kinsman; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots.
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