Gossip vs. Grapevine

Gossip vs. Grapevine — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Gossip and Grapevine

Gossipnoun

Rumor or talk of a personal, sensational, or intimate nature.

Grapevinenoun

A vine on which grapes grow.

Gossipnoun

A person who habitually spreads intimate or private rumors or facts.

Grapevinenoun

The informal transmission of information, gossip, or rumor from person to person

I heard through the grapevine that she has a new job.

Gossipnoun

Trivial, chatty talk or writing.

Grapevinenoun

The plant, a vine of genus Vitis, on which grapes grow.

Although many grape vines have geographical names, those rarely reflect their real origin, if known at all.
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Gossipnoun

A close friend or companion.

Grapevinenoun

A rumor.

Gossipnoun

Chiefly British A godparent.

Grapevinenoun

An informal person-to-person means of circulating information or gossip.

I heard through the grapevine that Jim will be leaving soon.

Gossipverb

To engage in or spread gossip

gossiped about the neighbors.

Grapevinenoun

(skating) A move in which the feet are alternately placed in front of each other, while both remaining on the ice or ground, incorporating half-turns.

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Gossipnoun

(countable) Someone who likes to talk about other people's private or personal business.

Be careful what you say to him: he’s a bit of a gossip.

Grapevinenoun

(wrestling) A leglock.

Gossipnoun

(uncountable) Idle talk about someone’s private or personal matters, especially someone not present.

According to the latest gossip, their relationship is on the rocks.I have a juicy piece of gossip to share with you.

Grapevineverb

To restrain in a leglock.

Gossipnoun

(uncountable) Idle conversation in general.

Grapevinenoun

gossip spread by spoken communication;

the news of their affair was spread by word of mouth

Gossipnoun

(uncountable) A genre in contemporary media, usually focused on the personal affairs of celebrities.

a gossip columnista gossip blog

Grapevinenoun

any of numerous woody vines of genus Vitis bearing clusters of edible berries

Gossipnoun

(obsolete) A sponsor; a godfather or godmother; the godparent of one's child.

Gossipnoun

(obsolete) A familiar acquaintance.

Gossipnoun

(obsolete) Title used with the name of one's child's godparent or of a friend.

Gossipverb

(intransitive) To talk about someone else's private or personal business, especially in a manner that spreads the information.

Gossipverb

(intransitive) To talk idly.

Gossipverb

(obsolete) To stand godfather to; to provide godparents for.

Gossipverb

(obsolete) To enjoy oneself during festivities, to make merry.

Gossipnoun

light informal conversation for social occasions

Gossipnoun

a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people;

the divorce caused much gossip

Gossipnoun

a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others

Gossipverb

wag one's tongue; speak about others and reveal secrets or intimacies;

She won't dish the dirt

Gossipverb

talk socially without exchanging too much information;

the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze