Gossib \Gos"sib\, n. A gossip. [Obs.] --Chaucer. Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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

  • gossip — I. noun Etymology: Middle English gossib, from Old English godsibb, from god god + sibb kinsman, from sibb related more at sib Date: before 12th century 1. a. dialect British godparent b. companion, crony …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale — The Wife of Bath s Tale and its Prologue are among the best known of Geoffrey Chaucer s Canterbury Tales . They give insight into the role of women in the Late Middle Ages and are probably of interest to Chaucer himself, for the character is one… …   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

  • gossip — /ˈgɒsəp / (say gosuhp) noun 1. idle talk, especially about the affairs of others. 2. light, familiar talk or writing. 3. a person given to tattling or idle talk. 4. Obsolete a friend, especially a woman. 5. Obsolete a godparent. –verb (gossiped… …   Australian English dictionary

  • gossipred — ˈgäsə̇ˌpred, prə̇d noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English gossibrede, from gossib + rede state or condition more at kindred : the relationship between a person and his sponsors : spiritual affinity : sponsorship …   Useful english dictionary

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