I don't like all this idle gossip.
I've got some juicy gossip for you.
She's a terrible gossip.
- I've just been talking to the girls downstairs and I've got some delicious gossip.
- Some magazines contain nothing but scandal and gossip.
- She always keeps me up to date with the latest gossip.
- There's a lot of gossip about me going around. What have you been saying?
- Let's go for a coffee - I need to catch up on all the gossip.
gossipverb [ I ]uk /ˈɡɒs.ɪp/ us /ˈɡɑː.səp/
People have started to gossip about us.
- She's been gossiping and hasn't done a stroke of work all morning.
- Janet spends hours gossiping on the phone.
- I wouldn't tell her your secrets - you know how she likes to gossip.
- It's not only the women around here who like to gossip, you know!
- The old folk sit gossiping in the village square for most of the morning.
Thesaurus: synonyms and related words
- (the) word is/gets out idiom
- be the talk of the town idiom
- break cover idiom
- dob sb in
- get around (somewhere)
- give sth away
- King's evidence
- let the cat out of the bag idiom
- open your heart to someone idiom
- spill the beans idiom
- tell on sb
- tongues wagging idiom