gossip (n.) Old form(s): goship
friend, neighbour
2H4 II.i.92[Hostess to Falstaff] Did not goodwife Keech the butcher's wife come in then and call me gossip Quickly?
MV III.i.6[Salerio to Solanio, of his source of news] if my gossip Report be an honest woman of her word
MW IV.ii.8[Mistress Page to Mistress Ford] What ho, gossip Ford
RJ II.i.11[Mercutio calling to Romeo] Speak to my gossip Venus one fair word
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