Godsib \God"sib\ (g[o^]d"s[i^]b), n. A gossip. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • godsib — godsib, sip obs. forms of gossip n …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gossip — Gos sip, n. [OE. gossib, godsib, a relation or sponsor in baptism, a relation by a religious obligation, AS. godsibb, fr. god + sib alliance, relation; akin to G. sippe, Goth. sibja, and also to Skr. sabh[=a] assembly.] [1913 Webster] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Godparent — A godparent, in many denominations of Christianity, is someone who sponsors a child s baptism. Judaism has this equivalent in the circumcision ceremony. A male godparent is a godfather and a female godparent is a godmother. The child is a… …   Wikipedia

  • gossip — gossipingly, adv. /gos euhp/, n., v., gossiped or gossipped, gossiping or gossipping. n. 1. idle talk or rumor, esp. about the personal or private affairs of others: the endless gossip about Hollywood stars. 2. light, familiar talk or writing. 3 …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”