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newsmonger

[nooz-muhng-ger, -mong-, nyooz-]
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noun
  1. a person who spreads gossip or idle talk; a gossip or gossipmonger.
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Origin of newsmonger

First recorded in 1590–1600; news + monger
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Related Words for newsmonger

buttinsky, rubberneck, meddler, snoop, eavesdropper, snooper, fink, intruder, gossip, tattletale, troublemaker, scandalmonger, yenta, newsmonger, blabbermouth, parrot, tattler, tabby, tattle, taleteller

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Historical Examples of newsmonger

  • He laugh'd & call'd me Newsmonger, & said I was a daily advertiser.

    Diary of Anna Green Winslow

    Anna Green Winslow

  • I might indeed, following the example of the Sunday newsmonger, call it the Olio.

  • "I knew he would show them to every newsmonger about the clubs," said Phineas angrily.

    Phineas Redux

    Anthony Trollope

  • Horace Walpole in his letters makes many jesting allusions to Cambridge in the character of newsmonger.

  • You have only to ask the gossip and newsmonger of Barnow—the magnificent Frau Emilie, wife of the new registrar.

    The Jews of Barnow

    Karl Emil Franzos


British Dictionary definitions for newsmonger

newsmonger

noun
  1. old-fashioned a gossip
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