|1.||[ noun ] light informal conversation for social occasions|
|Synonyms:||small_talk gab gabfest tittle-tattle chin-wag chin-wagging causerie chitchat|
|Related terms:||chat chatter|
|2.||[ noun ] a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people|
"the divorce caused much gossip"
|Related terms:||report rumor grapevine scandal talk earful|
|3.||[ verb ] talk socially without exchanging too much information|
|Synonyms:||chat visit chatter jaw claver chew_the_fat chitchat chaffer natter confab shoot_the_breeze confabulate|
"the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"
|Related terms:||converse shmooze visitor chitchat chatterer chat|
|4.||[ verb ] wag one's tongue; speak about others and reveal secrets or intimacies|
"She won't dish the dirt"
|Related terms:||talk rumor gossiping|
|5.||[ noun ] a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others|
|Synonyms:||rumormonger rumourmonger newsmonger gossipmonger gossiper|
|Related terms:||communicator tattletale scandalmonger yenta cat|