What does the word gossip mean?

Usage examples for gossip

  1. Gossip takes hold of some men to such an extent that most of their waking hours are spent in finding out something to tell to someone else, and thus leaves but little time for business. – Dollars and Sense by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
  2. Did you hear any gossip- I mean about myself- after the death of the Jesuit Fathers? – Oddsfish! by Robert Hugh Benson
  3. The disciples were alarmed when Jesus insisted on teaching the next day in the market place, where people gathered to gossip and buy food. – Men Called Him Master by Elwyn Allen Smith