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Synonyms for gossip
ˈgɒs əpgos·sip

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Wiktionary

  1. gossipnoun

    Synonyms:
    scuttle-butt

  2. gossipnoun

    To talk about someone else's private or personal business, especially in a way that spreads the information.

    Synonyms:
    scuttle-butt

  3. gossipnoun

    To talk idly.

    Synonyms:
    scuttle-butt

  4. gossipnoun

    A genre in contemporary media, usually focused on the personal affairs of celebrities.

    Synonyms:
    scuttle-butt

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. gossip

    Most of these words are onomatopoetic. The cackle of a hen, the gabble of a goose, the chatter of a magpie, the babble of a running stream, as applied to human speech, indicate a rapid succession of what are to the listener meaningless sounds. Blab and blurt (commonly blurt out) refer to the letting out of what the lips can no longer keep in; blab, of a secret; blurt out, of passionate feeling. To chat is to talk in an easy, pleasant way, not without sense, but without special purpose. Chatting is the practise of adults, prattling that of children. To prate is to talk idly, presumptuously, or foolishly, but not necessarily incoherently. To jabber is to utter a rapid succession of unintelligible sounds, generally more noisy than chattering. To gossip is to talk of petty personal matters, as for pastime or mischief. To twaddle is to talk feeble nonsense. To murmur is to utter suppressed or even inarticulate sounds, suggesting the notes of a dove, or the sound of a running stream, and is used figuratively of the half suppressed utterances of affection or pity, or of complaint, resentment, etc. Compare SPEAK.

    Synonyms:
    babble, blab, blurt, blurt out, cackle, chat, chatter, gabble, jabber, murmur, palaver, prate, prattle, tattle, twaddle

    Preposition:
    Babies babble for the moon; the crowd babbles of a hero; the sick man babbles of home.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chitchat, chit-chat, chit chat, small talk, gab, gabfest, gossip, tittle-tattle, chin wag, chin-wag, chin wagging, chin-wagging, causerienoun

    light informal conversation for social occasions

    Synonyms:
    gab, comment, tittle-tattle, rumormonger, chin-wagging, chin wagging, small talk, chin wag, chin-wag, gossipmonger, chit chat, chit-chat, rumourmonger, gossiper, chitchat, gabfest, causerie, newsmonger, scuttlebutt

  2. gossip, comment, scuttlebuttnoun

    a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people

    "the divorce caused much gossip"

    Synonyms:
    gab, comment, remark, tittle-tattle, rumormonger, chin-wagging, input, chin wagging, small talk, chin wag, commentary, chin-wag, gossipmonger, gossiper, rumourmonger, chitchat, gabfest, newsmonger, causerie, chit-chat, chit chat, scuttlebutt

  3. gossip, gossiper, gossipmonger, rumormonger, rumourmonger, newsmongerverb

    a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others

    Synonyms:
    gab, comment, tittle-tattle, rumormonger, chin-wagging, chin wagging, small talk, chin wag, chin-wag, gossipmonger, gossiper, rumourmonger, chitchat, gabfest, newsmonger, causerie, chit-chat, chit chat, scuttlebutt

  4. dish the dirt, gossipverb

    wag one's tongue; speak about others and reveal secrets or intimacies

    "She won't dish the dirt"

    Synonyms:
    jaw, chitchat, chaffer, shoot the breeze, visit, confab, chit-chat, claver, chatter, dish the dirt, chat, natter, confabulate, chew the fat

  5. chew the fat, shoot the breeze, chat, confabulate, confab, chitchat, chit-chat, chatter, chaffer, natter, gossip, jaw, claver, visitverb

    talk socially without exchanging too much information

    "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"

    Synonyms:
    bawl out, chitchat, chide, yack, call down, masticate, bring down, huckster, shoot the breeze, twaddle, inspect, consult, impose, take to task, prattle, call on the carpet, inflict, reproof, manducate, call in, lambaste, palaver, jaw, higgle, claver, tittle-tattle, lambast, maunder, see, haggle, chew out, remonstrate, call, tattle, have words, berate, rebuke, natter, travel to, trounce, visit, dress down, confab, chit-chat, chew up, gibber, click, blab, reprimand, rattle on, piffle, scold, confabulate, confer, chew the fat, dish the dirt, yap away, chew, prate, rag, chat, chatter, yack away, chaffer, lecture, gabble, blabber, clack

Editors Contribution

  1. gabled

    it means to talk a lot and gabled is like talking a lot.

    alex gossiped on and on about the fight that happened three weeks ago.

    Submitted by anonymous on December 17, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. gossipnoun

    Synonyms:
    tattler, babbler, chatterer, gadabout, idle talker

  2. gossipnoun

    Synonyms:
    chat, chitchat, tattle, prate, prattle, cackle, clack, small talk, idle talk

  3. gossipverb

    Synonyms:
    chat, tattle, prate, prattle, gabble, clack, cackle, talk idly

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. gossipnoun

    Synonyms:
    tattler, tale-bearer, frump, quidnunc, gossipry

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "gossip":

    rumor, dirt, rumour, chatter

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How to use gossip in a sentence?

  1. Vladimir Putin:

    It would be boring without gossip.

  2. Melania Trump:

    I challenge the press to devote as much time to the lives lost( by drugs) -- and the potential lives that could be saved -- by dedicating the same amount of coverage that you do to idle gossip or trivial stories.

  3. Hadija Betinga:

    Initially our husbands would never let us go to the group meetings, dismissing them as just a chance to gossip, but they have now seen the benefits and they remind us daily not to be late for the meetings.

  4. Kay Powell:

    We all bring our different life experiences to our reading of these things, i'm used to these old Southern gossip tales where all this stuff goes on all the time.

  5. Vanna Bonta:

    Gossip can be entertaining—occasionally I've heard the most fascinating things about myself I never knew.


Translations for gossip

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  • ғәйбәт тоҡсайы, ғәйбәт, ғәйбәтсеBashkir
  • xafarder, xafarderia, xafardejarCatalan, Valencian
  • klatschen, Klatsch, tratschen, schwatzen, TratschGerman
  • klaĉo, klaĉiEsperanto
  • chambre, cotilleo, chismosa, chimento, argüende, cotilla, copuchento, chisme, chismorrear, copucha, chismoso, cahuín, alcahuete, chismear, vinazo, cuecho, cotillear, chirmol, mitote, argüendero, cocoa, bochinche, brete, argüenderaSpanish
  • juoruilija, juoruta, jutella, juorukello, juoru, juoruillaFinnish
  • commère, commérage, bavarder, cancan, commérer, ragot, potinsFrench
  • scéalaíochtIrish
  • seanchasScottish Gaelic
  • רכילות, לרכלHebrew
  • गप-शपHindi
  • pletykás, pletykál, pletyka, pletykafészekHungarian
  • gosipIndonesian
  • chiaccherare, ciarla, chiacchera, comare, pettegolo, linguacciuto, spettegolare, chiacchierone, pettegolezzo, chiacchierona, pettegola, ciarlatano, diceriaItalian
  • ゴシップ, 噂Japanese
  • tarawau, pōtinitini, pakitara, ngutungutuMāori
  • roddelaarster, kletspraatje, zeveren, kletsen, roddelaar, zwetsen, roddelen, babbelen, roddelDutch
  • slarve, sladder, sladreNorwegian
  • aseezį́Navajo, Navaho
  • plotkarz, plotkarka, plotkować, plotkaPolish
  • fofoqueiro, bisbilhotice, papear, bater papo, fofocar, mexericar, fofoca, mexerico, mexeriqueiroPortuguese
  • сплетничать, болтун, болтунья, сплетник, слухи, сплетница, болтовня, сплетниRussian
  • tračati, brbljati, ogovaranje, оговарање, ogovaratiSerbo-Croatian
  • çuçurjar, thashetheme, çuçurimë, thashethemexhiAlbanian
  • skvaller, skvallerkäring, skvallerranta, sladder, sladderkärring, skvallertaska, sladdertacka, skvallertant, skvallerkvarn, tjallare, skvallerbytta, skvallermosterSwedish
  • fakachi, fitina, tetesiSwahili
  • గాలి కబుర్లుTelugu
  • dedikoducu, dedikodu yapmak, dedikodu, çene çalmakTurkish
  • گپ شپUrdu

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    • B. drippy
    • C. steamy
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