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noun gossip pronunciation in British English /ˈɡɒsɪp/
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singulargossip
pluralgossips
  1. 1
    [uncountable] conversation about unimportant subjects, especially peoples private lives
    One day Sam heard an interesting piece of gossip.
    I never listen to office gossip.
    1. a.
      [singular] an occasion on which people gossip
      He liked a good gossip when he arrived at the office.
  2. 2
    [countable] someone who enjoys talking about other people
    My uncle Michael was a great gossip.

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