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[skan-dl-muhng-ger, -mong-] /ˈskæn dlˌmʌŋ gər, -ˌmɒŋ-/
a person who spreads scandal or gossip.
Origin of scandalmonger
First recorded in 1715-25; scandal + monger Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Examples from the Web for scandalmonger
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  • 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.

    A Coin of Edward VII

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

    The Behavior of Crowds Everett Dean Martin
  • No man is obliged to give himself away in matters of this sort, and I am no scandalmonger.

    The Avenger E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • She was respectability personified, and complained bitterly of the misery of being tied to a scandalmonger!

    The Confession of a Fool August Strindberg
  • So every careless slanderer, and scandalmonger credulous of evil, who believes the lies he propagates.

British Dictionary definitions for scandalmonger


a person who spreads or enjoys scandal, gossip, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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