: talk or rumors involving the personal lives of other people
Word History of GOSSIP
At first the word gossip, from Old English godsibb, meant “godparent.” Later it came to mean “close friend” as well. Close friends, of course, share secrets. Gossip has come to mean anyone, friend or not, who shares the secrets of others.
Definition of GOSSIP for Kids
: to talk about the personal lives of other people