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Synonyms for gossipˈgɒs əp

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chitchat, chit-chat, chit chat, small talk, gab, gabfest, gossip, tittle-tattle, chin wag, chin-wag, chin wagging, chin-wagging, causerie(noun)

    light informal conversation for social occasions

    Synonyms:
    gab, comment, tittle-tattle, rumormonger, chin-wagging, chin wagging, small talk, chin wag, chin-wag, gossipmonger, chit chat, chit-chat, rumourmonger, gossiper, gossip, chitchat, gabfest, causerie, newsmonger, scuttlebutt

  2. gossip, comment, scuttlebutt(noun)

    a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people

    Synonyms:
    gab, comment, remark, tittle-tattle, rumormonger, chin-wagging, input, chin wagging, small talk, chin wag, commentary, chin-wag, gossipmonger, gossiper, rumourmonger, gossip, chitchat, gabfest, newsmonger, causerie, chit-chat, chit chat, scuttlebutt

  3. gossip, gossiper, gossipmonger, rumormonger, rumourmonger, newsmonger(verb)

    a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others

    Synonyms:
    gab, comment, tittle-tattle, rumormonger, chin-wagging, chin wagging, small talk, chin wag, chin-wag, gossipmonger, gossiper, rumourmonger, gossip, chitchat, gabfest, newsmonger, causerie, chit-chat, chit chat, scuttlebutt

  4. dish the dirt, gossip(verb)

    wag one's tongue; speak about others and reveal secrets or intimacies

    Synonyms:
    jaw, chitchat, chaffer, shoot the breeze, visit, confab, chit-chat, claver, chatter, dish the dirt, chat, natter, gossip, confabulate, chew the fat

  5. chew the fat, shoot the breeze, chat, confabulate, confab, chitchat, chit-chat, chatter, chaffer, natter, gossip, jaw, claver, visit(verb)

    talk socially without exchanging too much information

    Synonyms:
    bawl out, chitchat, chide, yack, call down, masticate, bring down, huckster, shoot the breeze, twaddle, inspect, consult, impose, take to task, gossip, prattle, call on the carpet, inflict, reproof, manducate, call in, lambaste, palaver, jaw, higgle, claver, tittle-tattle, lambast, maunder, see, haggle, chew out, remonstrate, call, tattle, have words, berate, rebuke, natter, travel to, trounce, visit, dress down, confab, chit-chat, chew up, gibber, click, blab, reprimand, rattle on, piffle, scold, confabulate, confer, chew the fat, dish the dirt, yap away, chew, prate, rag, chat, chatter, yack away, chaffer, lecture, gabble, blabber, clack

Wiktionary

  1. gossip(noun)

    Synonyms:
    scuttle-butt

  2. gossip(noun)

    To talk about someone else's private or personal business, especially in a way that spreads the information.

    Synonyms:
    scuttle-butt

  3. gossip(noun)

    To talk idly.

    Synonyms:
    scuttle-butt

  4. gossip(noun)

    A genre in contemporary media, usually focused on the personal affairs of celebrities.

    Synonyms:
    scuttle-butt

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. gossip

    Most of these words are onomatopoetic. The cackle of a hen, the gabble of a goose, the chatter of a magpie, the babble of a running stream, as applied to human speech, indicate a rapid succession of what are to the listener meaningless sounds. Blab and blurt (commonly blurt out) refer to the letting out of what the lips can no longer keep in; blab, of a secret; blurt out, of passionate feeling. To chat is to talk in an easy, pleasant way, not without sense, but without special purpose. Chatting is the practise of adults, prattling that of children. To prate is to talk idly, presumptuously, or foolishly, but not necessarily incoherently. To jabber is to utter a rapid succession of unintelligible sounds, generally more noisy than chattering. To gossip is to talk of petty personal matters, as for pastime or mischief. To twaddle is to talk feeble nonsense. To murmur is to utter suppressed or even inarticulate sounds, suggesting the notes of a dove, or the sound of a running stream, and is used figuratively of the half suppressed utterances of affection or pity, or of complaint, resentment, etc. Compare SPEAK.

    Synonyms:
    babble, blab, blurt, blurt out, cackle, chat, chatter, gabble, jabber, murmur, palaver, prate, prattle, tattle, twaddle

    Preposition:
    Babies babble for the moon; the crowd babbles of a hero; the sick man babbles of home.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. gossip(n.)

    Synonyms:
    tattler, babbler, chatterer, gadabout, idle talker

  2. gossip(n.)

    Synonyms:
    chat, chitchat, tattle, prate, prattle, cackle, clack, small talk, idle talk

  3. gossip(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    chat, tattle, prate, prattle, gabble, clack, cackle, talk idly

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

rumor, dirt, rumour, chatter


Translations for gossip

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ғәйбәт тоҡсайы, ғәйбәт, ғәйбәтсеBashkir
  • xafarder, xafarderia, xafardejarCatalan, Valencian
  • klatschen, Klatsch, tratschen, schwatzen, TratschGerman
  • klaĉo, klaĉiEsperanto
  • chambre, cotilleo, chismosa, chimento, argüende, cotilla, copuchento, chisme, chismorrear, copucha, chismoso, cahuín, alcahuete, chismear, vinazo, cuecho, cotillear, chirmol, mitote, argüendero, cocoa, bochinche, brete, argüenderaSpanish
  • juoruilija, juoruta, jutella, juorukello, juoru, juoruillaFinnish
  • commère, commérage, bavarder, cancan, commérer, ragot, potinsFrench
  • scéalaíochtIrish
  • seanchasScottish Gaelic
  • רכילות, לרכלHebrew
  • गप-शपHindi
  • pletykás, pletykál, pletyka, pletykafészekHungarian
  • gosipIndonesian
  • chiaccherare, ciarla, chiacchera, comare, pettegolo, linguacciuto, spettegolare, chiacchierone, pettegolezzo, chiacchierona, pettegola, ciarlatano, diceriaItalian
  • ゴシップ, 噂Japanese
  • tarawau, pōtinitini, pakitara, ngutungutuMāori
  • roddelaarster, kletspraatje, zeveren, kletsen, roddelaar, zwetsen, roddelen, babbelen, roddelDutch
  • slarve, sladder, sladreNorwegian
  • aseezį́Navajo, Navaho
  • plotkarz, plotkarka, plotkować, plotkaPolish
  • fofoqueiro, bisbilhotice, papear, bater papo, fofocar, mexericar, fofoca, mexerico, mexeriqueiroPortuguese
  • сплетничать, болтун, болтунья, сплетник, слухи, сплетница, болтовня, сплетниRussian
  • tračati, brbljati, ogovaranje, оговарање, ogovaratiSerbo-Croatian
  • çuçurjar, thashetheme, çuçurimë, thashethemexhiAlbanian
  • skvaller, skvallerkäring, skvallerranta, sladder, sladderkärring, skvallertaska, sladdertacka, skvallertant, skvallerkvarn, tjallare, skvallerbytta, skvallermosterSwedish
  • fakachi, fitina, tetesiSwahili
  • గాలి కబుర్లుTelugu
  • dedikoducu, dedikodu yapmak, dedikodu, çene çalmakTurkish
  • گپ شپUrdu

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