Gossip

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Definition

gossip: rumors, hearsay, unofficial stories
noun
I don't like hearing all this gossip about my colleagues. I don't care whether the stories about them are true or not.

to gossip: to spread rumors, to talk about people in their absence
verb
Could you stop gossiping for a second and get back to work. Stop talking about people's private lives!

Examples

  • "While the print media has indeed been critical of your company recently, we propose focusing on Delavigne's Internet presence to shift the narrative from tabloid gossip to the high quality profiles and experience of your staff."
  • "I'm sick of spending our coffee breaks gossiping about our colleagues."
  • "I didn't come halfway round the world to gossip about dead celebrities."

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