ETYM Old Eng. gossib, godsib, a relation or sponsor in baptism, a relation by a religious obligation, AS. godsibb, from god + sib alliance, relation; akin to German sippe, Goth. sibja, and also to Skr. sabhâ assembly.
1. A person given to gossiping; SYN. gossiper, rumormonger, rumourmonger, newsmonger.
2. A report (often malicious) about the doings of other people; SYN. comment, scuttlebutt.
gossiping / ɡɑːsəpɪŋ /
Množina reči gossiping je gossipings.
A conversation that spreads personal information about other people; SYN. gossipmongering.
ETYM French scandale, from Latin scandalum, Greek skandalon a snare laid for an enemy, a stumbling block, offense, scandal: cf. Old Eng. scandle, Old Fren. escandle. Related to Slander.
1. A disgraceful event; SYN. outrage.
2. Disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people; SYN. dirt, malicious gossip.