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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, dish [N. Amer]
  2. Talk socially without exchanging too much information
    "the men were sitting in the cafe and gossiping";
    - chew the fat, shoot the breeze [N. Amer], chat, confabulate, confab, chitchat, chit-chat, chatter, chaffer, natter, jaw, claver [UK, dialect], visit, gas, gab

Derived forms: gossipings

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

Encyclopedia: Gossip