el cotilla
-the gossip
See the entry for cotilla.

cotilla

cotilla(
koh
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tee
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yah
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(who indulges in gossip)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. gossipy
No es que quiera ser cotilla, pero creo que deberías saber lo que está haciendo tu amiga.I don't want to be gossipy, but I think you should know what your friend is up to.
Si hay algo que me pone de los nervios, son los vecinos cotillas.If there's one thing that gets on my nerves, it's gossipy neighbors.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(busybody)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. gossip
No le cuentes nada a Edu. Es un cotilla de aúpa.Don't tell Edu. He's a terrible gossip.
Me agobian los cotillas que solo hablan de la vida de los demás.Gossips who can only talk about other people's lives really get me down.
b. busybody
Mi vecina es una cotilla y se conoce a todos nuestros amigos.My neighbor is a busybody and she knows who all our friends are.
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cotilla
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. gossipy
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
2. (general)
a. gossip, busybody
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cotilla
gossip
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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