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quidnunc

[ kwid-nuhngk ]
/ ˈkwɪdˌnʌŋk /
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noun

a person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip; a gossip or busybody.

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Origin of quidnunc

First recorded in 1700–10, quidnunc is from Latin quid nunc “what now?”
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British Dictionary definitions for quidnunc

quidnunc
/ (ˈkwɪdˌnʌŋk) /

noun

a person eager to learn news and scandal; gossipmonger

Word Origin for quidnunc

C18: from Latin, literally: what now
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