Synonyms of gossip

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a person who habitually reveals personal or sensational facts about others
  • because her friend was such a compulsive gossip, she couldn't help but wonder if her private life wasn't also being made the talk of the town

Synonyms for gossip

Words Related to gossip

2 friendly, informal conversation or an instance of this
  • lingered at the water fountain for a little gossip

Synonyms for gossip

Words Related to gossip

3 information or opinion that is widely disseminated without any authority or confirmation of accuracy
  • idle gossip can really damage a person's reputation even if it is later proven to be false

Synonyms for gossip

Words Related to gossip



Synonyms & Antonyms of gossip (Entry 2 of 2)

to relate sometimes questionable or secret information of a personal nature
  • a neighbor who loves to gossip with others about that couple's loud arguments

Synonyms for gossip

Words Related to gossip

Phrases Synonymous with gossip

Near Antonyms for gossip

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about gossip

Time Traveler for gossip

Time Traveler

The first known use of gossip was before the 12th century

See more words from the same century

Cite this Entry

“Gossip.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on gossip

Dictionary: Definition of gossip

Nglish: Translation of gossip for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of gossip for Arabic Speakers

Comments on gossip

What made you want to look up gossip? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Here Be Dragons: A Creature Identification Quiz

  • monster werewolf photo
  • Which is a synonym of werewolf?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!