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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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The broadcaster bought much of what was then known as Gawker Media for $135 million in 2016 after gossipy, confrontational Gawker lost a privacy suit against Hulk Hogan. Bloomberg, latimes.com, "Univision to seek buyer after selling Gizmodo online businesses," 3 July 2019 The play is framed by a chorus of gossipy, wisecracking prisoners who enter the story in various supporting roles. Sam Hurwitt, The Mercury News, "Review: Magic Theatre’s barrio ‘Oedipus’ dazzles a decade later," 14 June 2019 The authorities on the mainland have even sent thugs to other jurisdictions to abduct people, including a publisher of gossipy books about the party, snatched from a car park in Hong Kong and a tycoon taken from the Four Seasons hotel in 2017. The Economist, "The rule of law in Hong Kong," 13 June 2019 So sing your heart out, tell all your deepest, gossipy secrets on the phone, or just take a nap and snore away. Ann Lien, House Beautiful, "This Soundproof Pod Lets You Finally Escape Your Noisy Roommate," 23 May 2019 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

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First Known Use of gossipy

1818, in the meaning defined above

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