Definitions

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  • n. gossip.
  • n. Obsolete form of gorse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Gorse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dialectal form of gorse.

Etymologies

Shortening. (Wiktionary)
See gorse. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But what of the goss from the mobile phone behind us?

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  • To complete the outing, there were reflexology treatments available for those who wanting to pamper themselves without missing out on the "goss".

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  • Sunday works for me … and after Mayhem gets back from Melbourne, so we can catch up on all the goss?

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Kinda buried.

  • Then I see that Jessica's re-opened The Book Bar, sloshing the drinks around again and you'll find a review of The Point of Rescue there from one of those very bright young things of today, as opposed to one old enough to be their mother, so go get all the goss there and far better refreshments than the pot of tea on offer here.

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  • “Well, I thought you might like to meet for lunch tomorrow and get some of the inside goss,” Hannah said.

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  • So if you enjoy women's short fiction, or if you're looking for a gift for someone who enjoys it, you might like to wobble along to this link and get the goss on how to purchase this anthology.

    Friends on the bandwagon!

  • This makes me sad, but it seems like many of the regulars are taking this year off, too, and I'm sure those of you who aren't will provide the good goss after.

    Nattering

  • There was some goss about the kindy teacher not being so hot, but overall, for us, the school community won us over hands down and the K teacher turned out to be fine – a good reason not to listen to smack talk.

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  • Follow His Twitter: FusedFilm dave with a decent enough budget this could be alright. some good actors in the line up. luke goss was good in hellboy and blade 2, ving rhames and sean bean always give solid performances. got a feeling sean bean will be the typical typecast brit baddy lol.

    Death Race Prequel Begins Principal Photography With Luke Goss & Sean Bean Starring

  • Won das blüt, das von sinen wunden floss, vnd das wasser vnd das blüt, das von sinem hertzen floss, das goss nider vff sy.

    Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany

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  • Common in UK but I've not heard it in North America.

    April 3, 2008

  • I use this word way more than I should. Generally as part of the phrase: give us the hot goss.

    April 3, 2008

  • I've never heard it in the States....

    April 3, 2008

  • Result of apocope waving its wand over gossip. Is this in use in places other than Australia?
    eg. "Welcome to the latest installment of the Xxxxxx news blog! Click here to read the latest goss from us..."

    April 3, 2008