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Gossip

See also Slander.
Gourmandism (See EPICUREANISM, GLUTTONY.)
Graciousness (See COURTESY, HOSPITALITY.)
assembly of women
symbolizes gossip in dream context. [Dream Lore: Jobes, 143]
Blondie and Tootsie
two characters continually gossiping from morning to night. [Comics: “Blondie” in Horn, 118]
Duchess of Berwick
rumor-jabbering woman upsets Lady Windermere. [Br. Lit.: Lady Windermere’s Fan, Magill I, 488–490]
Norris, Mrs.
Fanny’s aunt, the universal type of busybody. [Br. Lit.: Mansfield Park, Magill I, 562–564]
Peyton Place
New Hampshire town where everyone knows everyone else’s business. [Am. Lit.: Peyton Place, Payton, 523]
Sneerwell, Lady
leader of a group that creates and spreads malicious gossip. [Br. Drama: Sheridan The School for Scandal]
References in classic literature ?
For a long time, Gossip Tourangeau, intelligent as was his glance, had appeared not to understand Dom Claude.
Master," said Gossip Tourangeau, as he took leave of the archdeacon, "I love wise men and great minds, and I hold you in singular esteem.
The archdeacon returned to his chamber dumbfounded, comprehending at last who Gossip Tourangeau was, and recalling that passage of the register of Sainte-Martin, of Tours:--
His book has some good invention in it, it presents us with something but brings nothing to a conclusion: we must wait for the Second Part it promises: perhaps with amendment it may succeed in winning the full measure of grace that is now denied it; and in the mean time do you, senor gossip, keep it shut up in your own quarters.
It is imperative to ascertain how gossip can make or mar the mental mind space of a person who is involved in some way with the gossip.
Shayma Nawaf Al Fawwaz, founder and chief executive of GOSSIP The Brand, is a leading new-generation UAE woman entrepreneur.
The miniature delicacies are made using only the finest ingredients and are a designer Gossip twist on traditional Eid confections.
An associate professor of Management at the University of Kentucky's Links Center for Research on Social Networks in Business, wrote a thought-provoking article in the September 2010 issue of the Harvard Business Review, 'It's not 'Unprofessional' to Gossip at Work.
This process is adversarial in nature: if, as Ricardo Gutierrez Mouat suggests, the De la Valle family members are engaged in a "perpetua guerra civil" (285), then gossip is their chief weapon.
Reflecting on the growth and popularity of the gossip magazines in the United States, Andrea McDonnell explores the underlying reasons why, despite their '"trashy" reputation' (p.
There are people who use gossip as a political weapon in the office.
Even I first saw the video clip, in which the culprit, who is responsible for the death of a woman from Jaffna, could be seen transporting the body in a travelling bag in a laborious manner - while displaying his inverse-ingenuity - on a gossip site.