what is difference between gossip and gossiper
From Middle English godsybbe, godsib (“a close friend or relation, a confidant”), from Old English godsibb (“godparent, sponsor”), equivalent to god + sib.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɡɒs.ɪp/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɡɑs.ɪp/
- Hyphenation: gos‧sip
gossip (countable and uncountable, plural gossips)
- (countable) Someone who likes to talk about other people’s private or personal business.
- Synonyms: busybody, gossipmonger, meddler, rumormonger; see also Thesaurus:gossiper
- (uncountable) Idle talk about someone’s private or personal matters, especially someone not present.
- Synonyms: dirt, hearsay, rumor, scandal, scuttlebutt; see also Thesaurus:rumor
- (uncountable) Idle conversation in general.
- Synonyms: chat, chinwag, chit-chat, natter; see also Thesaurus:chatter
- (uncountable) A genre in contemporary media, usually focused on the personal affairs of celebrities.
- Little disappointed, then, she turned attention to “Chat of the Social World,” gossip which exercised potent fascination upon the girl’s intelligence. She devoured with more avidity than she had her food those pretentiously phrased chronicles of the snobocracy […] distilling therefrom an acid envy that robbed her napoleon of all its savour.
- (obsolete) A sponsor; a godfather or godmother; the godparent of one’s child.
- Synonym: sponsor
- Hyponyms: godfather, godmother
- (obsolete) A familiar acquaintance.
- Synonym: friend
- (obsolete) Title used with the name of one’s child’s godparent or of a friend.
gossip (third-person singular simple present gossips, present participle gossiping or gossipping, simple past and past participle gossiped or gossipped)
- (intransitive) To talk about someone else’s private or personal business, especially in a manner that spreads the information.
- Synonyms: blab, dish the dirt, spill the tea, talk out of turn, tell tales out of school
- (intransitive) To talk idly.
- Synonyms: chat, chatter, chew the fat, chinwag, natter, prattle, shoot the breeze
- (obsolete) To stand godfather to; to provide godparents for.
- (obsolete) To enjoy oneself during festivities, to make merry.
- Michael Quinion (2004), “Gossip”, in Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds: Ingenious Tales of Words and Their Origins, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Books in association with Penguin Books, →ISBN.
Borrowed from English gossip.
gossip m (invariable)
- gossip (especially concerning famous or important people)
- Synonym: pettegolezzo
gossip + -er
gossiper (plural gossipers)
- A person who gossips.
- Synonyms: gossipmonger; see also Thesaurus:gossiper
- 2017, Fareed Hameed Al-Hindawi, Musaab Al-Khazaali, Linguistic Analysis of Literary Data (page 180)
- The gossiper, Emma wishes to control her receiver’s of gossip (Harriet) opinion about Emma’s marriage through setting Miss Bates, the gossipee, as a bad example to be followed in pursuing a dream of marriage.