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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gos·sip /ˈgɑsəp/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gos·sip n.
 1. A sponsor; a godfather or a godmother.
    Should a great lady that was invited to be a gossip, in her place send her kitchen maid, 't would be ill taken.   --Selden.
 2. A friend or comrade; a companion; a familiar and customary acquaintance. [Obs.]
    My noble gossips, ye have been too prodigal.   --Shak.
 3. One who runs house to house, tattling and telling news; an idle tattler.
    The common chat of gossips when they meet.   --Dryden.
 4. The tattle of a gossip; groundless rumor.
    Bubbles o'er like a city with gossip, scandal, and spite.   --Tennyson.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gos·sip, v. t. To stand sponsor to. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gos·sip, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gossiped p. pr. & vb. n. Gossiping.]
 1. To make merry. [Obs.]
 2. To prate; to chat; to talk much.
 3. To run about and tattle; to tell idle tales.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: light informal conversation for social occasions [syn: chitchat,
            small talk, gab, gabfest, tittle-tattle, chin-wag,
            chin-wagging, causerie]
      2: a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other
         people; "the divorce caused much gossip" [syn: comment,
      3: a person given to gossiping and divulging personal
         information about others [syn: gossiper, gossipmonger,
          rumormonger, rumourmonger, newsmonger]
      v 1: wag one's tongue; speak about others and reveal secrets or
           intimacies; "She won't dish the dirt" [syn: dish the
      2: talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the
         men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"
         [syn: chew the fat, shoot the breeze, chat, confabulate,
          confab, chitchat, chatter, chaffer, natter, jaw,
          claver, visit]