Definition of gossip column in US English:

gossip column


  • A section of a newspaper devoted to gossip about well-known people.

    • ‘Plus the gossip column would be jam-packed with news of the drama queen's arrival into our humble little town.’
    • ‘The following day a different gossip column breathlessly reported that a source deep within Caplin's camp revealed she'd been covering up because it was a bad hair day.’
    • ‘It frustrates me that for a time I wrote the biggest gossip column in the biggest Sunday newspaper, founded a magazine and a website.’
    • ‘That's how this crazy journey began, a four-month passage where life somehow evolved from hoping the public address announcer pronounced his name correctly to finding his name in the celebrity gossip column of the tabloids.’
    • ‘The fact that this book reads like a gossip column at times simply reflects the fact that, as well as being brilliant, these philosophers were very much concerned with the mundane and also struggled with the absurdity of life.’
    • ‘Sometimes the business headlines can look a like a lot like a gossip column.’
    • ‘The first thing I turn to is the gossip column in the paper, to find out what's going on.’
    • ‘The four of them, like most of the other students, were at the cafeteria, skipping most of the headlines and going straight to the gossip column by Mandy Prescott.’
    • ‘It's funny, I haven't filed a gossip column in eight years, but I can still put the nuts & bolts together most of the time and figure out which story came from which publicist or which agent or which manager.’
    • ‘But what really makes this newsletter a must-read is the dish in an insider gossip column called ‘The Jacobyte.’’
    • ‘This particular story seems to be written as a fun little piece, like a weekly gossip column.’
    • ‘Just because I'm going out with somebody it's the top of the gossip column now?’
    • ‘To add to their troubles, a new gossip column in the school newspaper is running items by an anonymous author that reveal all of their secrets and insecurities.’
    • ‘This was reported in a gossip column a month or so before the picture was scheduled to come out.’
    • ‘Now this column is a gossip column, and no names are really mentioned, but their description of the situation and what they were hinting at sure sounds like what I have heard of this woman.’
    • ‘I think I heard of you once in a gossip column of the paper but I thought nothing of it.’
    • ‘A tabloid hack writes a gossip column under the pen-name Mrs Jones.’
    • ‘From a studio roundup column I began commenting on what was happening off the sets too and it turned into a gossip column.’
    • ‘Fiona, what are you writing about for your next gossip column?’
    • ‘In addition to being ample fodder for a gossip column, the story is similar to the type of surreal soap opera that shows up in the director's work - although it's not nearly as strange.’


gossip column

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