- The definition of a gossip is someone who reveals personal information about others.
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.
Articles about the lives of movie stars in magazines are an example of gossip.
- Gossip means to tell secret information to another person.
Passing on personal details about a neighbor to another neighbor is an example of gossip.
gossip definition by Webster's New World
- Now Dial.
- a godparent
- a close friend
- a person who chatters or repeats idle talk and rumors, esp. about the private affairs of others
- such talk or rumors
Origin: Middle English godsip, gossyp (with assimilated -d-) ; from Late Old English godsibbe, godparent: see god and amp; sib
- gossipy adjective
gossip definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Rumor or talk of a personal, sensational, or intimate nature.
- A person who habitually spreads intimate or private rumors or facts.
- Trivial, chatty talk or writing.
- A close friend or companion.
- Chiefly British A godparent.
Origin: Middle English godsib, gossip, godparent, from Old English godsibb : god, god; see God + sibb, kinsman; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots.
- gosˈsip·er noun
- gosˈsip·ry noun
- gosˈsip·y adjective