Synonyms of gossip

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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“Gossip.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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