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  • n. Plural form of gossip.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of gossip.


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  • Instant messaging, favored by chatting teens and office gossips, is a growing tool for therapists counseling people on everything from smoking cessation to sexual-abuse trauma, reports the Pioneer Press.

    Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » e-therapy

  • They had few close friends and were not known as gossips.

    The Long Night

  • Now men are not called perfectly self-mastering or wholly destitute of self-control in respect of pleasures of this class: nor in fact in respect of any which are not bodily; those for example who love to tell long stories, and are prosy, and spend their days about mere chance matters, we call gossips but not wholly destitute of self-control, nor again those who are pained at the loss of money or friends.


  • The choicest food of the gossips is the personal peculiarities of their acquaintances.

    Lessons in Life A Series of Familiar Essays

  • In all societies, there are men and women who are vaguely known as gossips; but they are seldom caught red-handed.

    Vanishing Roads and Other Essays

  • Patsy's stiff face as he repelled the gossips was a sight to see.

    Love of Brothers

  • Nor, again, are those who are concerned with the other pleasures that are not bodily; for those who are fond of hearing and telling stories and who spend their days on anything that turns up are called gossips, but not self-indulgent, nor are those who are pained at the loss of money or of friends.


  • The fake version of Page Six even "gossips" about the environmental activism of stars like Brad Pitt and Seth Rogen.

    Fake New York Post : The Yes Men's Latest Takes On The Environment

  • Well before she went into labor, the expectant mother had already made arrangements for the birth by choosing the birth attendants — her midwife and a carefully selected group of other women, the "gossips," who would help manage the delivery.

    Pestilence and Headcolds: Encountering Illness in Colonial Mexico

  • It was almost as great and as rare a favour as if the Queen were to go uninvited to share pot-luck with one of her subjects: a higher mark of distinction she could not show, - she who, in general, scorned visiting and tea-drinking, and held cheap and stigmatised as 'gossips' every maid and matron of the vicinage.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte


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