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Meaning of gossip

gos•sip

Pronunciation: (gos'up), [key]
— n., v., -siped -sipped, -sip•ing -sip•ping.
—n.
  1. idle talk or rumor, esp. about the personal or private affairs of others: the endless gossip about Hollywood stars.
  2. light, familiar talk or writing.
  3. a person given to tattling or idle talk.
  4. a godparent.
  5. a friend, esp. a woman.
—v.i.
  1. to talk idly, esp. about the affairs of others; go about tattling.
—v.t.
  1. to stand godparent to.
  2. to repeat like a gossip.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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