Definitionstalk and intimate, private, or sensational rumors or facts about others.
Synonyms: babbler; blabbermouth; busybody; buttinsky; chatterbox; chatterer; circulator; flibbertigibbet; gossipmonger; informer; kibitzer; meddler; newsmonger; Nosy Parker; parrot; prattler; quidnunc; rumormonger; scandalizer; scandalmonger; snoop; talebearer; tattler; tattletale; telltale; yenta.
2. Such talk, rumors, or facts.
Synonyms: account; babble; babbling; back-fence talk; blather; blether; buzz; calumny; chatter; chitchat; chronicle; clothesline; conversation; cry; defamation; dirt; dirty laundry; dirty linen; dirty wash; dope; earful; grapevine; guff; hearsay; idle talk; injury; malicious talk; meddling; murmur; news; prate; prattle; report; rumors; scandal; scuttlebutt; slander; small talk; story; tale; talk; tattle; whispering campaing; word.
(1) Dr. Matthew Swain (Lloyd Nolan) about Peyton Place (1957): ' We're all prisoners of each other's gossip, killed by each other's whispers.'
(2) Yale (Michael Murphy) in Manhattan (1979): ' Gossip is the new pornography.'
(3) Columnist L'Oiseau/Wasy (Wallace Shawn) to Bertram Stone (John Lone) in The Moderns (1988): ' Everyone hates repeating gossip but what else is there to do with it? '
3. To talk about others; to spread rumors.Synonyms: babble; bad-mouth; bend one's ear; blab; blather; blether; bruit; chat; chatter; chip the lips; cut to pieces; cut up; dish; hint; imply; insinuate; intimate; jaw; noise abroad; prate; prattle; put it about; rattle on; repeat; report; rumor; schmoose; spill the beans; spread; spread rumors; stir some shit; suggest; talk; talk idly; tattle; tell secrets; tell tales; wiggle-waggle.