• WordNet 3.6
    • n gossiper a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A "quidnunc" is a person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip, otherwise, a busybody.
    • n Gossiper One given to gossip.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gossiper One who gossips; a gossipmonger.
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  • Robert Winder
    Robert Winder
    “Biography is a higher gossip.”
  • Sholom Aleichem
    Sholom Aleichem
    “Gossip is nature's telephone.”
  • Joseph Conrad
    “Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys.”
  • Elbert Hubbard
    “Gossip is only the lack of a worthy memory.”
  • Erica Jong
    “Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed.”
  • Proverb
    “Gossiping and lying go hand in hand.”


In literature:

Two or three old ladies hung over the fire and gossiped.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
The last and surest sign of spring's arrival in Green Valley is gossip.
"Green Valley" by Katharine Reynolds
Gossip charges him with living beyond his purse.
"A Dream of Empire" by William Henry Venable
The ladies at whose houses he dined spoke ill of the Alberca woman, but perhaps it was merely woman's gossip.
"Woman Triumphant" by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
On my way back to the hotel, I ran into General Jungbluth coming out of the Palace, and was promptly hauled inside for gossip.
"A Journal From Our Legation in Belgium" by Hugh Gibson
It would be too much like gossiping, she thought.
"Jane Allen: Right Guard" by Edith Bancroft
The truth is, Mrs. Minchin, though a gossip of the deepest dye, was kind-hearted, after a fashion.
"Six to Sixteen" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
I confess I had not thought about the native gossip.
"Oriental Encounters" by Marmaduke Pickthall
Wahaska was not difficult of approach on its gossiping side.
"The Price" by Francis Lynde
I guess you don't realize what old granny gossips we wild Westerners are.
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair

In poetry:

When comes the Summer,
Full-leaved and strong, And gay birds gossip
The orchard long,— Sing hid, sweet honey
That no bee sips; Sing red, red roses,—
And my Love's lips.
"A Song Of The Four Seasons" by Henry Austin Dobson
And round about its gray, time-eaten brow
Lean letters speak,--a worn and shattered row:
=I am a Shade; a Shadowe too art thou:
I marke the Time: saye, Gossip, dost thou soe?=
"The Sun-Dial" by Henry Austin Dobson
Rose o' the World, they may talk their fill,
For dreams are good, and my life stands still
While their lives' red ashes the gossips stir;
But my fiddle knows - and I talk to her.
"The Dark Man" by Nora Jane Hopper Chesson
And who'll forget the dreamer's skill, and shed
A tear because a loving heart is dead?
Heigh ho for gossip then, and common sighs—
And let his death bring tears in no one's eyes.
"The Lonely Dreamer" by William H Davies
My Poll wor a steady young gal, and a good 'un
For washin' and scrubbin', and makin' a pudden;
Not one o them gossiping gals, wot I hate,
But a quoietish 'ooman, wi' brains in her pate.
"Bedfordshire Ballad - IV" by E W Bowling
Shoo isn't a gossip, shoo keeps to her hooam,
Shoo's a welcome for friends if they happen to come;
Shoo's tidy an cleean, let yo call when yo may,
Shoo's nivver upset or put aght ov her way.
"Happen Thine" by John Hartley

In news:

When asked about coverage of candidates' personal lives, Newt Gingrich first referred to society's preoccupation with gossip and then said he was ' mystified ' by interest in his jewelry credit account.
Nouvellistes gossiping and reading in a café of the Palais-Royal (Bibliothèque Nationale de France).
Blair Waldorf, played by actress Leighton Meester, put headbands on the map when "Gossip Girl" premiered in 2007.
This week I'll be serving you up-to-the-minute trends, gossip, jokes, and maybe even a recipe for shit on a shingle.
Win A Pair Of Tickets To The Gossip's Show At Terminal 5.
We have your gossip roundup below.
Can a country that trades so heavily on rumors and gossip ever really be stable.
Gossip that's not about Kris and/or Kim.
All the other hot primary gossip you need to know.
Gossip sites prognosticate Charlie Sheen's Aspen court strategy.
Gossip Girl and Chuck, and his new film, Fun Size.
A person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip.
(Doesn't hurt that I spotted Gossip Girl cutie Ed Westwick sitting at the bar.
Veteran retail analyst Walter Loeb had harsh words for almost 2,000 retailers at a packed National Retail Federation session, scolding them for spreading "potentially destructive" gossip, presumably about problem-plagued Kmart.
RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal that the singing sensation is dating Gossip Girl star Tika Sumpter .

In science:

For extended gossip algorithm (21), the consensus is almost sure if (cid:80)∞ m e in expectation.
On Ergodicity, Infinite Flow and Consensus in Random Models
The extended gossip algorithm satisfies the assumption of the infinite flow Theorem 7.
On Ergodicity, Infinite Flow and Consensus in Random Models
Such a scheme is a natural generalization of the symmetric gossip model proposed in .
On Ergodicity, Infinite Flow and Consensus in Random Models
The theorem captures the conditions ensuring the convergence of the random consensus algorithms, such as gossip and broadcast schemes [13, 12, 11].
On Ergodicity, Infinite Flow and Consensus in Random Models
Gossip and Distributed Kalman Filtering: Weak Consensus under Weak Detectability Soummya Kar† and Jos ´e M. F.
Gossip and Distributed Kalman Filtering: Weak Consensus under Weak Detectability