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talebearer

[teyl-bair-er] /ˈteɪlˌbɛər ər/
noun
1.
a person who spreads gossip, secrets, etc., that may cause trouble or harm.
Origin of talebearer
1470-1480
First recorded in 1470-80; tale + bearer
Related forms
talebearing, adjective, noun
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