Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun gossip

3 senses of gossip

Sense 1
chitchat, chit-chat, chit chat, small talk, gab, gabfest, gossip, tittle-tattle, chin wag, chin-wag, chin wagging, chin-wagging, causerie -- (light informal conversation for social occasions)
       => chat, confab, confabulation, schmooze, schmoose -- (an informal conversation)

Sense 2
gossip, comment, scuttlebutt -- (a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people; "the divorce caused much gossip")
       => report, account -- (the act of informing by verbal report; "he heard reports that they were causing trouble"; "by all accounts they were a happy couple")

Sense 3
gossip, gossiper, gossipmonger, rumormonger, rumourmonger, newsmonger -- (a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others)
       => communicator -- (a person who communicates with others)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb gossip

2 senses of gossip

Sense 1
dish the dirt, gossip -- (wag one's tongue; speak about others and reveal secrets or intimacies; "She won't dish the dirt")
       => talk, speak -- (exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words")

Sense 2
chew the fat, shoot the breeze, chat, confabulate, confab, chitchat, chit-chat, chatter, chaffer, natter, gossip, jaw, claver, visit -- (talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze")
       => converse, discourse -- (carry on a conversation)

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