When someone talks about another person, the things that are said might be gossip. Gossip might be a combination of factual and false information, but whether or not the information is true, gossip can be harmful to the reputation of the person who is being talked about.
My neighbor has all the latest gossip about what is happening in the neighborhood.
Have you heard any of the latest gossip about Jennifer Lopez?
Sarah wants to be in on all the gossip at work.
A recent book about Donald Trump contains a lot of juicy gossip about him and his family.
It’s not nice to spread gossip about someone.
Gossiping can hurt a person’s reputation. (The word "gossiping" is a gerund in this sentence.)
The word "gossip" can also be used as a verb:
The students are gossiping about the teacher.
The neighbors gossiped about a new family that moved into the neighborhood. The gossip was unkind.
It’s not nice to gossip about someone. ("To gossip" is an infinitive.)
The word "gossipy" is an adjective used to describe a person who likes to gossip.
Clara is a very gossipy person.
The office is full of gossipy people.
After Todd developed a reputation for being gossipy, people who worked around him stopped sharing personal information of any kind.
There are a few other ways of referring to a person who gossips. You can use the words "gossip monger" or just "gossip."
Todd is a gossip monger.
Todd has a reputation for being a gossip.
At work they like to hang around the water cooler and gossip.