gossip


gossip
gossip (n.) O.E. godsibb "sponsor, godparent," from GOD (Cf. God) + sibb "relative" (see SIBLING (Cf. sibling)). Extended in M.E. to "any familiar acquaintance" (mid-14c.), especially to woman friends invited to attend a birth, later to "anyone engaging in familiar or idle talk" (1560s). Sense extended 1811 to "trifling talk, groundless rumor." Similar formations in O.N. guðsifja, O.S. guþziff. The verb meaning "to talk idly about the affairs of others" is from 1620s. Related: Gossiped; gossiping.

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