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#72677 - 06/13/02 11:43 AM gossip Joined: Aug 2001
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http://www.bartleby.com teaches that the word gossip arose by combining "god" with "sibb"; meaning kinsman. If so, it would be a term meaning a cordial and extremely close relationship.
How did it convert to the negative meaning it has today?
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