(noun, verb)


1. light informal conversation for social occasions

Similar word(s): causerie, chitchat, gab, gabfest

Definition categories: communication, chat, confab, confabulation, schmoose, schmooze

2. a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people

- the divorce caused much gossip

Similar word(s): comment, scuttlebutt

Definition categories: communication, account, report

3. a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others

Similar word(s): gossiper, gossipmonger, newsmonger, rumormonger

Definition categories: person, communicator


1. wag one's tongue; speak about others and reveal secrets or intimacies

Definition categories: communication, speak, talk

2. talk socially without exchanging too much information

Similar word(s): chaffer, chat, chatter, chitchat, claver, confab, confabulate, jaw, natter, visit

Definition categories: communication, converse, discourse