ETYM Old Eng. gossib, godsib, a relation or sponsor in baptism, a relation by a religious obligation, AS. godsibb, from god + sib alliance, relation; akin to German sippe, Goth. sibja, and also to Skr. sabhâ assembly.
1. A person given to gossiping; SYN. gossiper, rumormonger, rumourmonger, newsmonger.
2. A report (often malicious) about the doings of other people; SYN. comment, scuttlebutt.