- n. 流言蜚语；爱说长道短的人；闲话
- vi. 散播(流言蜚语)
- [U]流言,闲话 conversation or report about the details of other people's behavior and private lives
- [C]爱拨弄是非的人 a person who likes talking about other people's private lives
- [C]闲谈,聊天 conversation including gossip
- vi. 传播流言,说长道短 talk gossip
light informal conversation for social occasions
a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people;
"the divorce caused much gossip"
a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others
wag one's tongue; speak about others and reveal secrets or intimacies;
"She won't dish the dirt"
talk socially without exchanging too much information;
"the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"
- There has been much gossip in political circles.
- I loathe people who spread malicious gossip.
- He's a terrible gossip.
- I have no time to engage in gossip.
- Can you put an end to that kind of gossip?
- You call a friendly conversation idle gossip?
- She loves to gossip to her neighbors.
- Don't gossip about a person's right and wrong behind his back.
- It's common gossip that they're having an affair.
- You're nothing but an old gossip!
- She had a good gossip with a neighbor over the garden fence.
- She can spend a whole day gossiping with her neighbors.
- gossip about〔of〕( v.+prep. )
说…的闲话talk about (sb/sth), often spreading stories which may not be true
gossip about〔of〕 sb
The widow gossiped about her neighbors.
The women stood in the market-place, gossiping about this and that.
- gossip about sb 关于某人的闲话
- gossip garrulously 无休止地闲聊
- gossip about〔of〕 说某人的闲话,聊天
Edgar is a dreadful gossip..I recommend you never tell him anything private.出自： E. F. Benson
He imagined they were gossiping about him.出自： O. Manning
- ☆ 直接源自古英语的godsibb：God (神） + sibb (亲戚），意为教父或教母。