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Noun: gossiping  gó-si-ping
  1. A conversation that spreads personal information about other people
    - gossipmongering
Verb: gossip  gó-sip
  1. Talk informally about someone else's private or personal business, esp. spreading negative or scandalous information even though it has not been confirmed to be true
    "She won't gossip";
    - dish the dirt [informal], dish [N. Amer, informal]
  2. Talk socially without exchanging too much information
    "the men were sitting in the cafe and gossiping";
    - chew the fat [informal], shoot the breeze [N. Amer, informal], chat, confabulate, confab [informal], chitchat [informal], chit-chat [informal], chatter, chaffer, natter [informal], jaw [informal], claver [UK, dialect], visit [N. Amer, informal], chew the rag [informal], gas [informal], gab [informal]

Derived forms: gossipings

Type of: conversation, converse, convo [Austral, informal], discourse, speak, talk

Encyclopedia: Gossip