Gossip
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 sponsor; a godfather or a godmother. [1913 Webster]

Should a great lady that was invited to be a gossip, in her place send her kitchen maid, 't would be ill taken. --Selden. [1913 Webster]

2. A friend or comrade; a companion; a familiar and customary acquaintance. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

My noble gossips, ye have been too prodigal. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. One who runs house to house, tattling and telling news; an idle tattler. [1913 Webster]

The common chat of gossips when they meet. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. The tattle of a gossip; groundless rumor. [1913 Webster]

Bubbles o'er like a city with gossip, scandal, and spite. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]


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