Definition of goss in English:



  • Gossip.

    ‘a bit of background goss’
    • ‘I know someone who's doing some camerawork for the project, so I'll be sure to get the inside goss off her.’
    • ‘They are renowned for having a slippery relationship with the truth, but this week's goss mags are in an even more loathsome tangle than usual.’
    • ‘During Tuesday's five hours, she offers other contemporary stuff already classified as classic, and tells us the goss about it.’
    • ‘He had ‘connections’ everywhere to keep him up to date with the goss.’
    • ‘And the goss is that she visited India again for spiritual growth, shaved her head and is back and living up the coast with her boyfriend in an apartment her parents own.’
    • ‘The goss is that South Africa has scored their team and Aussie has lost theirs and the fourteenth team is going to New Zealand.’
    • ‘So that was obviously wrong goss, but it's definitely being announced on Monday.’
    • ‘Lyn goes over to Susan's house to dish the goss on toy boy.’
    • ‘I'm also getting some inside goss, but I never repeat it.’
    • ‘Just heard a juicy piece of gutter goss from a friend in Perth.’
    • ‘We have all the news, all the goss and all the biz on England's new megastar.’
    • ‘The discussion on who had bagged what quote was vastly outstripping even the goss on who'd be wearing what to the senior college formal.’
    • ‘Anyways, that's the goss on Australia, see you next chapter!’
    • ‘As promised, I told Leila the goss and we kept our eye on them both.’
    • ‘She told me all about her life at the Academy, minus the song hunting parts, and I told her all of the goss from back home.’
    • ‘I'll just have to keep reading her e-mails to pick up any goss.’
    • ‘It's like, I'm a celeb and she's trying to get as much goss as she can.’
    • ‘The discomfort from having to stand so purposelessly on the street corner has them doubly animate in recounting tales and goss.’
    • ‘Clearly, I wasn't going to get any goss out of him.’
    • ‘There are games, gags and goss all right, but these were only intermittently entertaining.’
    chat, talk, conversation, chatter, heart-to-heart, tête-à-tête, powwow, blether, blather
    tittle-tattle, tattle, whispers, stories, tales, canards, titbits
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Late 20th century: abbreviation.