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scaremonger

[skair-muhng-ger, -mong-]
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noun
  1. a person who creates or spreads alarming news.
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Origin of scaremonger

First recorded in 1885–90; scare + monger
Also called fear·mon·ger [feer-muhng-ger, -mong-] /ˈfɪərˌmʌŋ gər, -ˌmɒŋ-/.
Related formsscare·mon·ger·ing, noun
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scaremonger

noun
  1. a person who delights in spreading rumours of disaster
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Derived Formsscaremongering, noun
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Word Origin and History for fearmonger

scaremonger

n.

also scare-monger, 1888, from scare (n.) + monger (n.).

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