Definition of GOSSIP

a person who habitually reveals personal or sensational facts about others <because her friend was such a compulsive gossip, she couldn't help but wonder if her private life wasn't also being made the talk of the town>
friendly, informal conversation or an instance of this <lingered at the water fountain for a little gossip>
information or opinion that is widely disseminated without any authority or confirmation of accuracy <idle gossip can really damage a person's reputation even if it is later proven to be false>

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