Gossip

Definition of Gossip

Gos´sip
n.1.
1.A sponsor; a godfather or a godmother.
Should a great lady that was invited to be a gossip, in her place send her kitchen maid, 't would be ill taken.
- Selden.
2.A friend or comrade; a companion; a familiar and customary acquaintance.
My noble gossips, ye have been too prodigal.
- Shak.
3.One who runs house to house, tattling and telling news; an idle tattler.
The common chat of gossips when they meet.
- Dryden.
4.The tattle of a gossip; groundless rumor.
Bubbles o'er like a city with gossip, scandal, and spite.
- Tennyson.
v. t.1.To stand sponsor to.
v. i.1.To make merry.
[imp. & p. p. Gossiped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Gossiping.]
2.To prate; to chat; to talk much.
3.To run about and tattle; to tell idle tales.

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