gos·​sipy ˈgä-sə-pē How to pronounce gossipy (audio)
: characterized by, full of, or given to gossip
a gossipy letter
gossipy neighbors

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
Recent Examples on the Web The addictive, oh-so gossipy seven-part standalone series is one bawdy affair with numerous bodies in all sorts of action. Randy Myers, The Mercury News, 4 Apr. 2024 Just as no facts are ever enough to satisfy conspiracy theorists, no amount of information is ever enough to quench the online gossipy thirst about the royal family. Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times, 24 Mar. 2024 But gossipy bits — including Frank Sinatra taking a shine to her — get sprinkled into this compelling documentary. Randy Myers, The Mercury News, 20 Mar. 2024 Voula is the queen of oversharing Toula's aunt Voula may be the most gossipy, annoying member of the Portokalos family, and don't worry, that will continue in the third film. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 7 Sep. 2023 Instead of the dour, moralistic tales that were considered appropriate nursery fare at the time, Dodgson served up absurdist takes on Victorian England’s polite tea parties, its eccentric dons, its gossipy news stories, its popular poems, songs, dances, and parlor games. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, 28 Feb. 2024 However, when rumors abound regarding Pema’s pregnancy (which the gossipy townsfolk attribute to Dawa’s schoolteacher), news of Tasha abandoning his post reaches Pema, spurring on her journey across the rural landscape with Karma’s help. Siddhant Adlakha, Variety, 23 Feb. 2024 Some are gossipy tell-all trash; some are dry, academic histories of the medium. Scott Phillips, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2024 Nearly 15 years ago, Mariah Carey took aim at an extensively gossipy person spreading her business around. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 16 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1818, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gossipy was in 1818

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“Gossipy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gossipy. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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