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Etymology

From Old English godsibb (godparent). Later it came to mean a person who is your friend or companion. Since friends do a lot of talking the modern meaning of "idle talking" has stuck.

Noun

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Singular
gossip

Plural
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  1. Someone who likes to talk about someone else’s private or personal business.
  2. Idle talk about someone’s private or personal matters, especially someone not present.

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Verb

Infinitive
to gossip

Third person singular
gossips

Simple past
gossiped or gossipped

Past participle
-

Present participle
gossiping or gossipping

to gossip (third-person singular simple present gossips, present participle gossiping or gossipping, simple past and past participle gossiped or gossipped)
  1. To talk about someone else's private or personal business, especially in a way that spreads the information.
  2. To talk idly.

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