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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.

'gossip' in Other Languages

  • British English: gossipPronunciation for 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 قَالPronunciation for قِيلٌ و قَال
  • Brazilian Portuguese: fofocaPronunciation for fofoca
  • Chinese: 闲话Pronunciation for 闲话
  • Croatian: tračPronunciation for trač
  • Czech: drbyPronunciation for drbyřeči
  • Danish: sladderPronunciation for sladder
  • Dutch: roddeltjePronunciation for roddeltje
  • European Spanish: cotilleoPronunciation for cotilleo
  • Finnish: juoruPronunciation for juoru
  • French: ragotPronunciation for ragot
  • German: KlatschPronunciation for Klatsch
  • Greek: κουτσομπολιόPronunciation for κουτσομπολιό
  • Italian: pettegolezzoPronunciation for pettegolezzo
  • Japanese: うわさ話Pronunciation for うわさ話
  • Korean: 가십Pronunciation for 가십
  • Norwegian: sladderPronunciation for sladder
  • Polish: plotkaPronunciation for plotka
  • Portuguese: fofocaPronunciation for fofoca
  • Romanian: bârfă bârfe
  • Russian: сплетняPronunciation for сплетня
  • Spanish: chismePronunciation for chisme
  • Swedish: skvallerPronunciation for skvaller
  • Thai: การนินทาPronunciation for การนินทา
  • Turkish: dedikoduPronunciation for dedikodu
  • Ukrainian: плітки
  • Vietnamese: chuyện phiếmPronunciation for chuyện phiếm
  • British English: gossipPronunciation for 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 والقَالPronunciation for يَنْهَمِكُ في القِيلِ والقَال
  • Brazilian Portuguese: fofocarPronunciation for fofocar
  • Chinese: 说闲话Pronunciation for 说闲话
  • Croatian: tračatiPronunciation for tračati
  • Czech: klábositPronunciation for klábosit poklábosit
  • Danish: sludre medPronunciation for sludre med
  • Dutch: roddelenPronunciation for roddelen
  • European Spanish: cotillearPronunciation for cotillear
  • Finnish: juorutaPronunciation for juoruta
  • French: cancanerPronunciation for cancaner
  • German: schwatzenPronunciation for schwatzen
  • Greek: κουτσομπολεύωPronunciation for κουτσομπολεύω
  • Italian: spettegolarePronunciation for spettegolare
  • Japanese: うわさ話をするPronunciation for うわさ話をする
  • Korean: 수군거리다Pronunciation for 수군거리다
  • Norwegian: sladrePronunciation for sladre
  • Polish: oplotkowaćPronunciation for oplotkować plotkować
  • Portuguese: fofocarPronunciation for fofocar
  • Romanian: a bârfi
  • Russian: сплетничатьPronunciation for сплетничать
  • Spanish: chismorrearPronunciation for chismorrear
  • Swedish: skvallraPronunciation for skvallra
  • Thai: นินทาPronunciation for นินทา
  • Turkish: dedikodu yapmakPronunciation for dedikodu yapmak
  • Ukrainian: пліткувати
  • Vietnamese: buôn chuyệnPronunciation for buôn chuyện

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