Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A dialectal form of gorse.

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  • noun obsolete Gorse.

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  • noun Obsolete form of gorse.
  • noun slang gossip.

Etymologies

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See gorse.

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Shortening.

Examples

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

    Compulsory people watching

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

    Compulsory people watching

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

    42 entries from November 2007

  • 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.

    45 entries from March 2008

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

    The Home for Broken Hearts

  • 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!

  • 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.

    The Point of Rescue

  • 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.

    The Point of Rescue

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  • 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

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

    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

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

    April 3, 2008