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gossip

noun

  1. idle talk, scandal, hearsay, tittle-tattle, buzz, dirt (US, slang), goss (informal), jaw (slang), gen (British, informal), small talk, chitchat, blether, scuttlebutt (US, slang), chinwag (British, informal), clishmaclaver (Scottish), newsmongering (old-fashioned) •  There has been a lot of gossip about the reasons for his absence. •  a magazine packed with celebrity gossip
  2. busybody, babbler, prattler, chatterbox (informal), quidnunc, blether, chatterer, scandalmonger, blatherskite, newsmonger (old-fashioned), gossipmonger, tattletale (mainly US & & Canadian) •  She was a vicious old gossip.

verb

  1. chat, chatter, blather, schmooze (slang), jaw (slang), dish the dirt (informal), blether, shoot the breeze (slang, mainly US), chew the fat or rag (slang), prattle, prate •  We gossiped well into the night.
QUOTATIONS:
There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about
Oscar Wilde – The Picture of Dorian Gray

Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those that diffuse it; it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker
George Eliot – Daniel Deronda

'gossip' in Other Languages

  • British English: gossip Gossip is informal conversation, often about other people's private affairs.There has been gossip about the reasons for his absence.ˈɡɒsɪp NOUN
  • Arabic: قِيلٌ و قَال
  • Brazilian Portuguese: fofoca
  • Chinese: 闲话
  • Croatian: trač
  • Czech: drbyřeči
  • Danish: sladder
  • Dutch: roddeltje
  • European Spanish: cotilleo
  • Finnish: juoru
  • French: ragot
  • German: Klatsch
  • Greek: κουτσομπολιό
  • Italian: pettegolezzo
  • Japanese: うわさ話
  • Korean: 가십
  • Norwegian: sladder
  • Polish: plotka
  • Portuguese: fofoca
  • Romanian: bârfă bârfe
  • Russian: сплетня
  • Spanish: chisme
  • Swedish: skvaller
  • Thai: การนินทา
  • Turkish: dedikodu
  • Ukrainian: плітки
  • Vietnamese: chuyện phiếm
  • British English: gossip If you gossip with someone, you talk informally with them, especially about other people or local events.They sat at the kitchen table gossiping.ˈɡɒsɪp VERB
  • Arabic: يَنْهَمِكُ في القِيلِ والقَال
  • Brazilian Portuguese: fofocar
  • Chinese: 说闲话
  • Croatian: tračati
  • Czech: klábosit poklábosit
  • Danish: sludre med
  • Dutch: roddelen
  • European Spanish: cotillear
  • Finnish: juoruta
  • French: cancaner
  • German: schwatzen
  • Greek: κουτσομπολεύω
  • Italian: spettegolare
  • Japanese: うわさ話をする
  • Korean: 수군거리다
  • Norwegian: sladre
  • Polish: oplotkować plotkować
  • Portuguese: fofocar
  • Romanian: a bârfi
  • Russian: сплетничать
  • Spanish: chismorrear
  • Swedish: skvallra
  • Thai: นินทา
  • Turkish: dedikodu yapmak
  • Ukrainian: пліткувати
  • Vietnamese: buôn chuyện

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