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Definition of gossipy

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

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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
Recent Examples on the Web The gossipy tome opens with a delicious tease: a snapshot of the film’s fittingly disastrous premiere aboard the Princess Italia cruise ship, attended by Susann, the cast and filmmakers, and the international press. Mary Sollosi, EW.com, "Read an excerpt from Stephen Rebello's juicy Valley of the Dolls history Dolls! Dolls! Dolls!," 5 June 2020 Readers seeking gossipy tidbits about the North Korean leader’s European education may be underwhelmed by Kim Jong Un’s largely solitary childhood posing as an embassy brat. Lucy Tiven, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Getting to know Kim Jong Un, dead or alive," 7 May 2020 But how many of us, like Carlos, have discovered the secret pleasures of conducting undercover conversations during these calls, gossipy chats with favorite confidants that take place below the surface, hidden from view? Richard A. Marini, ExpressNews.com, "The secret pleasures of under-the-radar chats during video conference calls on Zoom, Skype, Facebook Messenger or Google Meet," 6 May 2020 All of those Andys exist — sometimes simultaneously over a single paragraph — in Blake Gopnik’s Warhol, a frank, gossipy, but not unacademic chronicle of one of the 20th century’s most foundational and confounding figures. Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, "Blake Gopnik's Warhol offers a towering, tea-spilling biography of the pop icon: Review," 5 May 2020 And the voiceover actors who read the passages do so with maximum pizazz, matching the coded, gossipy language beat for breathlessly flavorful beat. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, "'P.S. Burn This Letter Please': Film Review | Tribeca 2020," 23 Apr. 2020 Its tone is intimate and gossipy; the book sometimes feels more like an exercise in gleeful shade-throwing than an attempt at a coherent — much less meaningful — argument. Zan Romanoff, Los Angeles Times, "Just in time for global distress, astrology hits the bookshelves," 22 Apr. 2020 As the show’s panelists, six television personalities fan the flames by poking fun at housemates in gossipy interludes. Los Angeles Times, "Commentary: Netflix’s ‘Terrace House’ has ‘no script,’ until fans and panelists turn on its stars," 17 Apr. 2020 The Herd by Andrea Bartz A wonderfully gossipy thriller about feminism, friendship and foul play, The Herd is a lollipop of a novel that will suck you right in. Maris Kreizman, WSJ, "In These 10 Books, the Blissful Pleasure of an Escapist Read," 16 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of gossipy

1818, in the meaning defined above

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“Gossipy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gossipy. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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