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
Synonyms: scuttlebutt comment

"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
Synonyms: dish_the_dirt

"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
Similar spelling:   gossipy