chisme

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cisma, or perhaps from Latin cīmex, cīmicis. Compare Old Spanish zisme, Portuguese chisme.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃisme/, [ˈt͡ʃizme]

Noun[edit]

chisme m (plural chismes)

  1. gossip
    Synonyms: cahuín (Chile), copucha (Chile), cotilleo, pelambre
    • 2019, Antonio Banderas as Salvador Mallo, Dolor y gloria, written by Pedro Almodóvar:
      Alberto, los chismes envejecen, como una persona.
      Alberto, gossip ages, like people.
  2. trinket, gadget
  3. (colloquial) thingy (something whose name one cannot recall)

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