Synonyms of gossip in English:


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1‘tell me all the gossip about the new tenants’

tittle-tattle, tattle, rumour, rumours, whispers, stories, tales, canards, titbits
idle talk, scandal, hearsay
malicious gossip, whispering campaign, smear campaign
bavardage, on dit
West Indian labrish, shu-shu
informal dirt, buzz, mud-slinging
British informal goss
North American informal scuttlebutt
South African informal skinder
rare bruit

facts, the truth

2‘they then adjourn to the pub for a glass and a gossip’

chat, talk, conversation, chatter, heart-to-heart, tête-à-tête, powwow, blether, blather
conference, discussion, dialogue, exchange
Indian adda
informal chit-chat, jaw, gas, confab, goss
British informal natter, chinwag, rabbit
Scottish, Northern English informal crack
North American informal rap, bull session, gabfest
Australian, New Zealand informal mag, yarn
rare confabulation, colloquy

3‘Myra is a dear, but she's also a gossip’

scandalmonger, gossipmonger, tattler, tittle-tattler, busybody, muckraker
informal bad-mouth, bad-mouther
rare quidnunc, calumniator


1‘she had gossiped about his wife's illness’

spread rumours, spread gossip, circulate rumours, spread stories, tittle-tattle, tattle, talk, whisper, tell tales, muckrake
informal dish the dirt
South African informal skinder
literary bruit something about, bruit something abroad

2‘people sat around gossiping as they drank’

chat, talk, converse, speak to each other, discuss things, have a talk, have a chat, have a tête-à-tête, have a conversation, engage in conversation
informal gas, have a confab, chew the fat, chew the rag, jaw, rap, yak, yap
British informal natter, have a chinwag, chinwag
North American informal shoot the breeze, shoot the bull, visit
Australian, New Zealand informal mag
formal confabulate