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

Origin of newsmonger

First recorded in 1590–1600; news + monger

Words Nearby newsmonger Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use newsmonger in a sentence

  • The highest point a newsmonger can reach is to reason in a vague manner on politics.

  • She was a mischievous newsmonger, and was keenly wondering what the effect of her words would be.

    Sister Carrie | Theodore Dreiser
  • I might indeed, following the example of the Sunday newsmonger, call it the Olio.

  • Our only newsmonger is the coal-box; but it talks so violently about government and the people!

    Wonderful Stories for Children | Hans Christian Andersen
  • The newsmonger is of the number, but his manner is not quite hearty—there is something of surliness in his compliments.

    The Old Curiosity Shop | Charles Dickens

British Dictionary definitions for newsmonger


/ (ˈnjuːzˌmʌŋɡə) /

  1. old-fashioned a gossip

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