A gossiper is someone who talks eagerly and casually about other people. If you like to spread rumors and hear the latest news about your friends, you might be a gossiper.

When you gossip, you talk enthusiastically about other people’s news or business. To do this regularly is to be a gossiper. Gossipers are known for their habits of chattering, filling their friends in on details of people’s lives, some true and others based purely on rumors or guesses. The Old English root of both gossip and gossiper is godsibb, originally “godparent” and later “familiar acquaintance” or “person engaging in familiar or idle talk.”

Definitions of gossiper
  1. noun

    a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others

    gossip, gossipmonger, newsmonger, rumormonger, rumourmonger
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    a spiteful woman gossip

    a person who spreads malicious gossip
    blabbermouth, talebearer, taleteller, tattler, tattletale, telltale

    someone who gossips indiscreetly

    (Yiddish) a woman who talks too much; a gossip unable to keep a secret; a woman who spreads rumors and scandal
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    a person who communicates with others

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