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scandalmonger

[skan-dl-muhng-ger, -mong-]
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noun
  1. a person who spreads scandal or gossip.

Origin of scandalmonger

First recorded in 1715–25; scandal + monger
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Examples from the Web for scandalmonger

Historical Examples

  • Darco was a true man, and to think of him as a scandalmonger was mere folly.

    Despair's Last Journey

    David Christie Murray

  • We owe it to him in all honor not to let him learn the truth from the lips of a scandalmonger.

    How He Lied to Her Husband

    George Bernard Shaw

  • The gossip, the busybody, the scandalmonger is the worst pest that infests the average town and village.

    Practical Ethics

    William DeWitt Hyde

  • But either Mrs. Parry was not clever enough or Mrs. Morley had no secret to reveal, for the scandalmonger learned nothing.

  • The scandalmonger, inhibited from doing the forbidden thing, enjoys himself by a vicarious indulgence in rottenness.

    The Behavior of Crowds

    Everett Dean Martin


British Dictionary definitions for scandalmonger

scandalmonger

noun
  1. a person who spreads or enjoys scandal, gossip, etc
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