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gossipnoun [C/U]

us   /ˈɡɑs·p/
talk about other people’s private lives: [U] Have you heard the latest gossip (= what is being said about someone)?
A gossip is also someone who enjoys talking about other people’s private lives: [C] Charlie is a real gossip.
gossip
verb [I] us   /ˈɡɑs·əp/
Don’t mind us – we’re just gossiping!
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gossipnoun

uk   /ˈɡɒs.ɪp/ us   /ˈɡɑː.səp/
B2 [S or U] conversation or reports about other people's private lives 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 about their friends.
[C] disapproving also gossipmonger, someone who enjoys talking about other people and their private lives: She's a terrible gossip.

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

gossipverb [I]

uk   /ˈɡɒs.ɪp/ us   /ˈɡɑː.səp/
B2 to talk about other people's private lives: Stop gossiping and do your work. People have started to gossip about us.

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(Definition of gossip from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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