gossipy
adjective Date: 1818 characterized by, full of, or given to gossip <
a gossipy letter
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gossipy neighbors
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Gossipy — Gos sip*y, a. Full of, or given to, gossip. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gossipy — index informatory Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • gossipy — 1818, from GOSSIP (Cf. gossip) + Y (Cf. y) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gossipy — [[t]gɒ̱sɪpi[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe a book or account as gossipy, you mean it is informal and full of interesting but often unimportant news or information about people. ...a chatty, gossipy account of Forster s life. 2) ADJ …   English dictionary

  • gossipy — gos|sip|y [ˈgɔsıpi US ˈga: ] adj informal 1.) a gossipy conversation, letter etc is informal and full of gossip 2.) a gossipy person likes to gossip ▪ gossipy secretaries …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gossipy — adjective informal 1 a gossipy person likes to gossip 2 talk or writing that is gossipy, is informal and full of gossip: a long, gossipy letter …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • gossipy — gossipiness, n. /gos euh pee/, adj. 1. given to or fond of gossip: a gossipy neighbor. 2. full of gossip: a gossipy tabloid. [1810 20; GOSSIP + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • gossipy — gos|sip|y [ gasıpi ] adjective a gossipy person enjoys talking about other people and their lives a. a gossipy letter is lively and full of news about the writer of the letter and about other people …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gossipy — UK [ˈɡɒsɪpɪ] / US [ˈɡɑsɪpɪ] adjective a) a gossipy person enjoys talking about other people and their lives b) a gossipy letter is lively and full of news about the writer of the letter and about other people …   English dictionary

  • gossipy — gossip ► NOUN 1) casual conversation or unsubstantiated reports about other people. 2) chiefly derogatory a person who likes talking about other people s private lives. ► VERB (gossiped, gossiping) ▪ engage in gossip. DERIVATIVES gossiper noun …   English terms dictionary

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