Widgongel wif word gespringeth. A roving woman
gives rise to gossip. Anonymous c.900 Maxims I, l.64.
Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of
those who diffuse it: it proves nothing but the bad taste
of the smoker. George pseudonym of MaryAnn Evans Eliot Daniel Deronda, bk.2, ch.13.
For pines are gossip pines the wide world through And full of runic
tales to sigh or sing. James Elroy Flecker 'Brumana'.
It's anindulgencetosit ina roomand discuss
yourbeliefs as if they were a
juicy piece of gossip. Lillian Florence Hellman Sara. Watch on the Rhine, act 2.
Blood sport is brought to its ultimate refinement in the gossip columns. Sir Bernard Ingham Speech, 5 Feb.
Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed. Erica ne e Mann Jong Fear of Flying, ch.6.