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Definition 1: light informal conversation for social occasions - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for gossip in the sense of this definition

(gossip is a kind of ...) an informal conversation

Definition 2: a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where gossip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the divorce caused much gossip

Synonyms for gossip in the sense of this definition

(gossip is a kind of ...) the act of informing by verbal report

"he heard reports that they were causing trouble" "by all accounts they were a happy couple"

(... is a kind of gossip ) an outpouring of gossip

(... is a kind of gossip ) gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth

(... is a kind of gossip ) gossip spread by spoken communication

"the news of their affair was spread by word of mouth"

(... is a kind of gossip ) disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people

(... is a kind of gossip ) idle gossip or rumor

"there has been talk about you lately"

Definition 3: a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for gossip in the sense of this definition

(gossip is a kind of ...) a person who communicates with others

(... is a kind of gossip ) a spiteful woman gossip

"what a cat she is!"

(... is a kind of gossip ) a person who spreads malicious gossip

(... is a kind of gossip ) someone who gossips indiscreetly

(... is a kind of gossip ) (Yiddish) a woman who talks too much; a gossip unable to keep a secret; a woman who spreads rumors and scandal

Definition 4: wag one's tongue; speak about others and reveal secrets or intimacies - [verb of communication]

Samples where gossip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She won't dish the dirt

Synonyms for gossip in the sense of this definition

(gossip is a kind of ...) exchange thoughts; talk with

"We often talk business" "Actions talk louder than words"

(... is a kind of gossip ) tell or spread rumors

"It was rumored that the next president would be a woman"

Definition 5: talk socially without exchanging too much information - [verb of communication]

Samples where gossip or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze

Synonyms for gossip in the sense of this definition

(gossip is a kind of ...) carry on a conversation

(... is a kind of gossip ) talk idly or casually and in a friendly way

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