US: /ˈɡɑsəp/
UK: /ɡˈɒsɪp/

English Vietnamese dictionary

gossip /'gɔsip/
  • danh từ, (cũng) gup (Anh-Ỡn)
    • chuyện ngồi lê đôi mách, chuyện tầm phào, tin đồn nhảm
      • a piece of gossip: câu chuyện tầm phào
    • người hay ngồi lê đôi mách, người hay nói chuyện tầm phào
    • chuyện nhặt nhạnh (trên báo chí)
      • a gossip column: cột nhặt nhạnh
  • nội động từ
    • ngồi lê đôi mách, nói chuyện tầm phào
    • viết theo lối nói chuyện tầm phào

Advanced English dictionary

noun, verb
+ noun
1 [U] (disapproving) informal talk or stories about other people's private lives, that may be unkind or not true: Don't believe all the gossip you hear. + Tell me all the latest gossip! + The gossip was that he had lost a fortune on the stock exchange. + It was common gossip (= everyone said so) that they were having an affair. + She's a great one for idle gossip (= she enjoys spreading stories about other people that are probably not true).
2 [C, usually sing.] a conversation about other people and their private lives: I love a good gossip.
3 [C] (disapproving) a person who enjoys talking about other people's private lives
gossipy adjective: a gossipy letter / neighbour
+ verb [V] to talk about other people's private lives, often in an unkind way: I can't stand here gossiping all day. + She's been gossiping about you.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 chat, conversation, talk, chit-chat, small talk, palaver; tittle-tattle, prattle; Scots clishmaclaver; gup; Colloq Brit natter, chin-wag:
I was just having a little gossip with my neighbour.
2 rumour, scandal, hearsay, information, on dit, word, Colloq grapevine, (inside) info, tittle-tattle, Slang dope, Chiefly US scuttlebutt, US and Canadian poop:
The latest gossip is that she left him for another woman.
3 rumour-mill, rumour-monger, scandalmonger, gossip-monger, newsmonger, busybody, tattle-tale, quidnunc, blabber, blatherskite, tell-tale, talebearer, flibbertigibbet, Colloq big-mouth, chatterbox, blabbermouth, Nosy Parker:
That old gossip will tell everybody your business.
4 Sometimes, gossip about. bruit, tattle, rumour, whisper, blether or US blather, gabble, Colloq blab, Brit natter, Slang jaw:
I was just gossiping to my friend about your new job.

Collocation dictionary

1 rumours about other people


latest | common
It's common gossip in the office that she's about to leave her husband.
| idle, malicious, salacious, silly


bit, piece, titbit
I heard an interesting bit of gossip yesterday.


Someone has been spreading malicious gossip about me.
| exchange, swap | hear, listen to, pay attention to
You shouldn't listen to idle gossip.


circulate, go around/round
A piece of silly gossip was going round the school.


column, columnist
I saw it in the gossip column of the local newspaper.


~ about
a magazine full of gossip about famous people

2 conversation about other people






~ about
We had a good gossip about the boss.
| ~ with
She's having a gossip with Maria.

Concise English dictionary

gossips|gossiped|gossiping'gɑsɪp /'gɒs-
+light informal conversation for social occasions
+a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people
+a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others
+wag one's tongue; speak about others and reveal secrets or intimacies
+talk socially without exchanging too much information