Synonyms of gossip in English:


See definition of gossip


1‘tell me all the gossip about the new tenants’


tittle-tattle, tattle, rumour, rumours, whispers, stories, tales, canards, titbits

idle talk, scandal, hearsay

malicious gossip, whispering campaign, smear campaign

bavardage, on dit


West Indian labrish, shu-shu

informal dirt, buzz, mud-slinging

British informal goss

North American informal scuttlebutt

South African informal skinder

rare bruit


facts, the truth

2‘they then adjourn to the pub for a glass and a gossip’


chat, talk, conversation, chatter, heart-to-heart, tête-à-tête, powwow, blether, blather

conference, discussion, dialogue, exchange

Indian adda

informal chit-chat, jaw, gas, confab, goss

British informal natter, chinwag, rabbit

Northern English Scottish informal crack

North American informal rap, bull session, gabfest

NZ Australian informal mag, yarn

rare confabulation, colloquy

3‘Myra is a dear, but she's also a gossip’


scandalmonger, gossipmonger, tattler, tittle-tattler, busybody, muckraker

informal bad-mouth, bad-mouther

rare quidnunc, calumniator


1‘she had gossiped about his wife's illness’


spread rumours, spread gossip, circulate rumours, spread stories, tittle-tattle, tattle, talk, whisper, tell tales, muckrake

informal dish the dirt

South African informal skinder

literary bruit something about, bruit something abroad

2‘people sat around gossiping as they drank’


chat, talk, converse, speak to each other, discuss things, have a talk, have a chat, have a tête-à-tête, have a conversation, engage in conversation

informal gas, have a confab, chew the fat, chew the rag, jaw, rap, yak, yap

British informal natter, have a chinwag, chinwag

North American informal shoot the breeze, shoot the bull, visit

NZ Australian informal mag

formal confabulate