noun see gossip I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Gossipry — Gos sip*ry, n. 1. Spiritual relationship or affinity; gossiprede; special intimacy. Bale. [1913 Webster] 2. Idle talk; gossip. Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gossipry — See gossiper. * * * …   Universalium

  • gossipry — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Idle, often sensational and groundless talk about others: gossip, hearsay, report, rumor, talebearing, tattle, tittle tattle, word. Slang: scuttlebutt. See WORDS …   English dictionary for students

  • gossipry — n. gossip, rumors, idle talk about the private affairs of others; kinship between a person and his/her sponsors; spiritual relationship or closeness; unique intimacy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gossipry — gos·sip·ry …   English syllables

  • gossipry — ˈgäsə̇prē, ri noun ( es) : chitchat, gossip …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • Romantic friendship — The term romantic friendship refers to a very close but non sexual relationship between friends, often involving a degree of physical closeness beyond that common in modern Western societies, for example holding hands, cuddling, and sharing a bed …   Wikipedia

  • banter — Synonyms and related words: backchat, badinage, beard, blandish, blarney, booing, brave, buffoonery, cajole, catcalling, chaff, chaffing, challenge, chitchat, clownishness, con, dare, defy, deride, derision, exchange, face, fleering, flippancy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • chitchat — Synonyms and related words: babble, back fence gossip, backchat, beauty parlor chitchat, cackle, chat, chatter, chitter, chitter chatter, clack, cocktail party chitchat, gabble, gossip, gossiping, gossipmongering, gossipry, groundless rumor, idle …   Moby Thesaurus

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