Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Spiritual relationship or affinity; gossiprede; special intimacy.
  • n. Idle talk; gossip.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Spiritual relationship or affinity; gossiprede; special intimacy.
  • n. Idle talk; gossip.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Intimacy.
  • n. Gossipy conversation; current talk or report.

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Examples

  • Once upon a time there lived a husband and wife, and they were both bound in gossipry with a certain man.

    Italian Popular Tales

  • It is brimming with the delicious horror of excited gossipry.

    Contemporary American Composers Being a Study of the Music of This Country, Its Present Conditions and Its Future, with Critical Estimates and Biographies of the Principal Living Composers; and an Abundance of Portraits, Fac-simile Musical Autographs, and Compositions

  • To be thrown so intimately with this distinguished and stately old lady, and to hear from her own lips, told with a mother's eager warmth, delightful home gossipry of the bold leader of the famous Pamunkey expedition, was an incident that appealed most strongly to the hero-worshiping, enthusiastic temperament of this young girl.

    War-time sketches : historical and otherwise,

  • This shows, therefore, that gossipry must be judged by its effects.

    Journeys to Bagdad

  • Gossipry on this side is checked and controlled by gossipry on that; and the nicely balanced indifferentism of men emasculate, blank of belief, who play with the realities of life, is set forth with its superior foolishness of wisdom.

    Robert Browning

  • Some slight misunderstanding on Browning's part, the fruit of mischief-making gossipry, which caused constraint between him and his old friend was cleared away by the good offices of Milsand.

    Robert Browning

  • 'Rap' to us with the end of your pen, like the benign spirit you are, and let me (who am credulous) believe that you care for us and think kindly of us in the midst of your brilliant London gossipry, and that you don't disdain the talk of us, dark ultramontanists as we are.

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • There were too many eyes and ears about her ever open to discover and to retain the gossipry of the Court, and too many tongues ready to reveal all which might at the moment appear acceptable to her wounded feelings and insatiable desire to dwell upon the details of her unhappiness.

    The Life of Marie de Medicis

  • Seldom had the King evinced more gaiety of heart than at this particular period, or appeared to derive greater amusement from the gossipry of the Court and the gallantries of the courtiers; and he no sooner ascertained that Mademoiselle d'Entragues had become the mistress of Bassompierre than he said laughingly to the Duc de Guise:

    The Life of Marie de Medicis

  • Because Honor intimated that the girl had been artful, and had forced herself on Owen, Lucilla was resolved that her favourite had been the most perfect of heroines; and that circumstance alone should bear such blame as could not be thrown on Honor herself and the Wrapworth gossipry.

    Hopes and Fears or, scenes from the life of a spinster

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