Definition of gossipy in US English:



  • 1Characterized by casual conversation or reports about other people.

    ‘his latest book is a gossipy memoir’
    ‘the booths are nice for a gossipy chat’
    • ‘Her light touch, wry humour and down-to-earth, almost gossipy tone make this novel as readable as it is challenging.’
    • ‘He has handled a massive amount of contemporary and historical material with skill and humour, with gossipy anecdotes to keep you turning the page.’
    • ‘It will be an unashamedly gossipy account of her love life called In Search of Love.’
    • ‘The writing reminds me of what two unfunny girls would giggle about during a gossipy lunch date.’
    • ‘The other three-quarters of the book are as deliciously gossipy and trashily entertaining as memoirs get.’
    • ‘The gossipy blog spends a good deal of time making fun of the two socialites.’
    • ‘There is little evidence to support either scenario, unless you consider gossipy tabloid stories and books hard evidence.’
    • ‘He eventually became editor and author of a gossipy column, "Within the Pearly Gates."’
    • ‘This is her way of countering criticism of her books as gossipy, trashy hack-work with poor sourcing.’
    • ‘The media baron revealed himself adept at delivering gossipy snippets in an in-depth interview with the Financial Times last week.’
    1. 1.1derogatory Enjoying talking about other people's private lives.
      ‘she has to deal with gossipy neighbors’
      • ‘He was a wonderfully amiable correspondent, chatty and gossipy and direct.’
      • ‘The actress is at the top of her game as the gossipy aunt everyone loves to hate.’
      • ‘We talk about relationships we're both familiar with, without getting gossipy.’
      • ‘She's just moved next door to her gossipy friend.’
      • ‘He did not know exactly what sort of news they would spread, but having some very gossipy subordinates, he could guess.’
      • ‘Mum's gossipy friend picks the beans that grow through the fence and hands them back to the grandmother in exchange for facts.’
      • ‘A gossipy neighbor had given Jem all his information because Atticus wouldn't talk about the Radleys.’
      • ‘I overheard Mum and her gossipy friends talking about Mrs Campbell last week.’
      • ‘Nick glanced down the hallway: a group of gossipy girls gazed at us from a nearby water fountain.’
      • ‘The people of the small town near the farm give the impression of being judgmental and gossipy.’