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Meaning of “gossip” in the English Dictionary

"gossip" in British English

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gossipnoun

uk   /ˈɡɒs.ɪp/  us   /ˈɡɑː.səp/
B2 [S or U] conversation or ​reports about other people's ​privatelives that might be ​unkind, ​disapproving, or not ​true: Her ​letter was ​full of gossip. I don't like all this idle gossip. I've got some juicy gossip for you. Have you ​heard the (​latest) gossip?UK Jane and Lyn ​sat in the ​kitchen having a good gossip abouttheirfriends. [C] disapproving (also gossipmonger ) someone who ​enjoystalking about other ​people and ​theirprivatelives: She's a ​terrible gossip.

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gossipy
adjective uk   /ˈɡɒs.ɪ.pi/  us   /ˈɡɑː.sɪ.pi/
a gossipy ​letter gossipy ​people

gossipverb [I]

uk   /ˈɡɒs.ɪp/  us   /ˈɡɑː.səp/
B2 to ​talk about other people's ​privatelives: Stop gossiping and do ​yourwork. People have ​started to gossip about us.

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(Definition of gossip from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gossip" in American English

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gossipnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈɡɑs·p/
talk about other people’s ​privatelives: [U] Have you ​heard the ​latest gossip (= what is being said about someone)? A gossip is also someone who ​enjoystalking about other people’s ​privatelives: [C] Charlie is a ​real gossip.
gossip
verb [I]  us   /ˈɡɑs·əp/
Don’t ​mind us – we’re just gossiping!
(Definition of gossip from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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