gossipy

adjective
gos·​sipy | \ˈgä-sə-pē \

Definition of gossipy 

: characterized by, full of, or given to gossip a gossipy letter gossipy neighbors

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Synonyms & Antonyms for gossipy

Synonyms

chattery, chatty, colloquial, conversational, dishy, newsy

Antonyms

bookish, literary

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Examples of gossipy in a Sentence

this book on the people who have occupied the White House is a little too gossipy to qualify as serious history

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Her private trials—a miscarriage, IVF treatments, couples counseling—have already been trumpeted by a gossipy media. Kay S. Hymowitz, WSJ, "‘Becoming’ Review: The Sound of Striving," 12 Nov. 2018 The whole aesthetic of the book is more gossipy than that. refinery29.com, "The New Season Of You Must Remember This Explores Hollywood’s First Fake News Hoax," 9 July 2018 Candid, gossipy and occasionally imperiled by demons, Margery Kempe was a 15th-century mystic and the author of a terrific medieval tell-all. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "10 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 5 July 2018 Sense and Sensibility Town Hall Theatre Company presents Kate Hamill’s rollicking adaptation of the Jane Austen novel about the misadventures of the Dashwood sisters — sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne — in gossipy Regency England. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Theater capsule reviews and listings, week of June 17," 14 June 2018 Sense and Sensibility Town Hall Theatre Company presents Kate Hamill’s rollicking adaptation of the Jane Austen novel about the misadventures of the Dashwood sisters — sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne — in gossipy Regency England. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Theater capsule reviews and listings, week of June 17," 14 June 2018 Longtime Boca Raton public relations man Barry Epstein, who started a political club, wrote theater reviews, a gossipy column and a blog, and had his own internet TV show, has died. Marci Shatzman, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Boca Raton public relations expert Barry Epstein dies at 76," 5 July 2018 In a self-important, gossipy town like Washington, D.C., where almost no conversation is safe from leaks, there is one bastion of secrecy on Capitol Hill. Natalie Andrews, WSJ, "There Really Is a Secret Club in Washington Whose Members Run America," 20 June 2018 Sense and Sensibility Town Hall Theatre Company presents Kate Hamill’s rollicking adaptation of the Jane Austen novel about the misadventures of the Dashwood sisters — sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne — in gossipy Regency England. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Theater capsule reviews and listings, week of June 17," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of gossipy

1818, in the meaning defined above

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