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นินทา is the word for gossip but the slang term is ‘mouth’ said the Thai way. I am not sure of the spelling. 
Don’t gossip would be อย่าเม้าท์ 

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Discussing subjects such as this with my Thai friend often leads to even more confusion, but I may have got the gist of what she was saying.  นินทา and อย่าเม้าท์  both can refer to gossip and are very much the same. But อย่าเม้าท์  can also refer to simply talking about other people in a non-gossipy way, or in this case, 'don't talk about other people.'

 

For example, if we were in a restaurant and people at another table were loud, drunk and obnoxious, I might make an observation of that and say something to my companion. She might respond, อย่าเม้าท์ถึงคนอื่น, 'don't talk about other people'. To me that isn't like spreading a juicy tidbit of gossip, it's just talking about people doing something. Some consider that to be rude. Rude like one step below actually pointing your finger at someone. I just point at which doughnut I want and my friend smacks my hand.

 

My friend also said เม้าท์ several times as it might relate to 'mouth to mouth', as in two people leaning close together to talk quietly about someone else, swapping information mouth to mouth. Also as in kissing mouth to mouth.

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เม้าท์มอย มอย is nonsense that is added, the gist is similar to chitchatting 

otherwise เม้าท์ in Thai is usually similar to mounthing off someone 

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So my first post was wrong. เม้าท์ can mean gossip. Since the word is English it probably owes its Thai meaning to phrases like , all mouth and trousers, mouthy, big mouth etc. rather than gossip. เม้าท์ was suggested to me by a native speaker as another way of saying นินทา.   Needless to say it is useful to know in case we hear it.  

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On 6/10/2020 at 5:43 AM, digbeth said:

เม้าท์มอย มอย is nonsense that is added, the gist is similar to chitchatting 

otherwise เม้าท์ in Thai is usually similar to mounthing off someone 

I think that the following is an example of chitchatting.
วิธีการนี้ กำลังมีในประเทศไทย ระวังมีสติกันด้วยในชุมชน ไม่ต้องยกมือถือขึ้นมา โดอยเฉพาะตอนเดิน ขึ้นลง รถไฟฟ้า ไม่ต้องเม้าท์ เลย 

"This sort of thing is happening in Thailand, be aware in gatherings, no need to use your phone especially when walking, boarding or alighting the BTS, no need to chat on the phone."  
This was a caption to a film of a gang of five men jostling a person while one of them snatches the phone. 

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