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  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.


  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.
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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