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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gossip  \Gos"sip\,  n.  [OE.  gossib,  godsib,  a  relation  or  sponsor 
  in  baptism,  a  relation  by  a  religious  obligation,  AS 
  godsibb,  fr  god  +  sib  alliance,  relation;  akin  to  G.  sippe, 
  Goth.  sibja  and  also  to  Skr.  sabh[=a]  assembly.] 
  1.  A  sponsor;  a  godfather  or  a  godmother. 
 
  Should  a  great  lady  that  was  invited  to  be  a  gossip, 
  in  her  place  send  her  kitchen  maid,  't  would  be  ill 
  taken  --Selden. 
 
  2.  A  friend  or  comrade;  a  companion;  a  familiar  and  customary 
  acquaintance.  [Obs.] 
 
  My  noble  gossips,  ye  have  been  too  prodigal.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  One  who  runs  house  to  house,  tattling  and  telling  news  an 
  idle  tattler. 
 
  The  common  chat  of  gossips  when  they  meet  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  The  tattle  of  a  gossip;  groundless  rumor. 
 
  Bubbles  o'er  like  a  city  with  gossip,  scandal,  and 
  spite.  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gossip  \Gos"sip\,  v.  t. 
  To  stand  sponsor  to  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gossip  \Gos"sip\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Gossiped};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Gossiping}.] 
  1.  To  make  merry.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  prate;  to  chat;  to  talk  much  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  run  about  and  tattle;  to  tell  idle  tales. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gossip 
  n  1:  light  informal  conversation  for  social  occasions  [syn:  {chitchat}, 
  {small  talk},  {gab},  {gabfest},  {tittle-tattle},  {chin-wag}, 
  {chin-wagging},  {causerie}] 
  2:  a  report  (often  malicious)  about  the  doings  of  other  people; 
  "the  divorce  caused  much  gossip"  [syn:  {comment},  {scuttlebutt}] 
  3:  a  person  given  to  gossiping  [syn:  {gossiper},  {rumormonger}, 
  {rumourmonger},  {newsmonger}] 
  v  1:  wag  one's  tongue;  speak  about  others  and  reveal  secrets  or 
  intimacies 
  2:  chew  the  fat;  shoot  the  breeze  [syn:  {chat},  {confabulate}, 
  {confab},  {chitchat},  {chatter},  {chaffer},  {natter},  {jaw}, 
  {claver},  {visit}] 




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