gossipry

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Noun[edit]

gossipry (countable and uncountable, plural gossipries)

  1. Spiritual relationship or affinity; gossiprede; special intimacy.
    • 1545, John Bale, The Image of Both Churches
      nor for popish orders , nor yet for any gossipry
  2. Idle talk; gossip.
    • 1868-1869, Robert Browning, The Ring and the Book, Chapter V
      [S]uch acts
      As I thought just, my wife called cruelty,
      Complained of in due form, — convoked no court
      Of common gossipry, but took her wrongs []

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