"gossiping" in the noun sense
1. gossiping, gossipmongering
a conversation that spreads personal information about other people
"gossiping" in the verb sense
1. dish the dirt, gossip
wag one's tongue speak about others and reveal secrets or intimacies
"She won't dish the dirt"
2. chew the fat, shoot the breeze, chat, confabulate, confab, chitchat, chit-chat, chatter, chaffer, natter, gossip, jaw, claver, visit
talk socially without exchanging too much information
"the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"
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