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GOS'SIP, n.

1. A sponsor; one who answers for a child in baptism; a godfather.

2. A tippling companion.

And sometimes lurk I in a gossip's bowl.

3. One who runs from house to house, tattling and telling news; an idle tattler. [This is the sense in which the word is now used.]

4. A friend or neighbor.

5. Mere tattle; idle talk.

GOS'SIP, v.i. To prate; to chat; to talk much.

1. To be a pot-companion.

2. To run about and tattle; to tell idle tales.



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GOS'SIP, n.

1. A sponsor; one who answers for a child in baptism; a godfather.

2. A tippling companion.

And sometimes lurk I in a gossip's bowl.

3. One who runs from house to house, tattling and telling news; an idle tattler. [This is the sense in which the word is now used.]

4. A friend or neighbor.

5. Mere tattle; idle talk.

GOS'SIP, v.i. To prate; to chat; to talk much.

1. To be a pot-companion.

2. To run about and tattle; to tell idle tales.

GOS'SIP, n. [Sax. godsibb; god, good, and sib or sibb, peace, adoption and relation; a Saxon name of a sponsor at baptism.]

  1. A sponsor; one who answers for a child in baptism; a godfather. [Obs.] Shak. Davies.
  2. A tippling companion. And sometimes lurk I in a gossip's bowl. Shak.
  3. One who runs from house to house, tattling and telling news; an idle tattler. Dryden. [This is the sense in which the word is now used.]
  4. A friend or neighbor. [Obs.]
  5. Mere tattle; idle talk.

GOS'SIP, v.i.

  1. To prate; to chat; to talk much. Shak.
  2. To be a pot-companion. Shak.
  3. To run about and tattle; to tell idle tales.

Gos"sip
  1. A sponsor; a godfather or a godmother.

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

  2. To stand sponsor to.

    [Obs.] Shak.
  3. To make merry.

    [Obs.] Shak.
  4. A friend or comrade; a companion; a familiar and customary acquaintance.

    [Obs.]

    My noble gossips, ye have been too prodigal. Shak.

  5. To prate] to chat; to talk much.

    Shak.
  6. One who runs house to house, tattling and telling news; an idle tattler.

    The common chat of gossips when they meet. Dryden.

  7. To run about and tattle; to tell idle tales.
  8. The tattle of a gossip; groundless rumor.

    Bubbles o'er like a city with gossip, scandal, and spite. Tennyson.

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Gossip

GOS'SIP, noun

1. A sponsor; one who answers for a child in baptism; a godfather.

2. A tippling companion.

And sometimes lurk I in a gossip's bowl.

3. One who runs from house to house, tattling and telling news; an idle tattler. [This is the sense in which the word is now used.]

4. A friend or neighbor.

5. Mere tattle; idle talk.

GOS'SIP, verb intransitive To prate; to chat; to talk much.

1. To be a pot-companion.

2. To run about and tattle; to tell idle tales.

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