Gossip is rumors about the private affairs of others.
- The gossip was that the couple was getting a divorce.
- Avoid gossip and stick the verifiable facts when you write the news article.
A gossip is a person who tells rumors about other people.
- Ignore what he says about you; everyone knows he’s a gossip.
Gossip also means ‘to tell rumors about others.’
- The old school friends met for lunch and gossipped about their former classmates.
A gossip magazine reports personal stories about famous people–usually movie stars. Sometimes the stories are true, other times they are not.