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Definition of gossipy

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

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Synonyms & Antonyms for gossipy


chattery, chatty, colloquial, conversational, dishy, newsy


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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But Acito’s overstuffed nest of a script also drags in exploitative memories of the Sept. 11 attacks and some gossipy digs at newscaster Paula Zahn and her former husband, real estate developer Richard Cohen, who lived in Pale Male’s building. Kerry Reid, chicagotribune.com, "'Birds of a Feather' is based on true story of same-sex penguin couple Roy and Silo," 11 May 2018 These topics appear in the book, in chapters that deal with woman-on-woman hate and gossipy media coverage—the products, Agrawal writes, of scarcity mind-sets and a news business that rewards clickbait. Eliza Brooke, Glamour, "Is the World Ready for Miki Agrawal and Her Next Big Idea?," 4 Apr. 2019 What we’re being promised, then, is a gossipy retelling of a story the author knows well, full of drama and intrigue and barely disguised versions of his friends and enemies. Jackson Arn, WSJ, "‘Goodbye to Tenth Street’ Review: A Final Sweeping," 15 Feb. 2019 Wendy Williams, the gossipy and fabulous queen of daytime drama. Alex Frank, Vogue, "This British YouTube Star Is Clubland’s Stylish Answer to Wendy Williams," 19 Dec. 2018 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

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First Known Use of gossipy

1818, in the meaning defined above

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