[ skan-dl-mong-ger, -muhng- ]
See synonyms for scandalmonger on
  1. a person who spreads scandal or gossip.

Origin of scandalmonger

First recorded in 1715–25; scandal + monger

Words Nearby scandalmonger Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use scandalmonger in a sentence

  • The scandalmonger, inhibited from doing the forbidden thing, enjoys himself by a vicarious indulgence in rottenness.

    The Behavior of Crowds | Everett Dean Martin
  • No man is obliged to give himself away in matters of this sort, and I am no scandalmonger.

    The Avenger | E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Damn my cousin Townham for a dried-up, wiggy, pratin' little scandalmonger!

    The Dop Doctor | Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • She was respectability personified, and complained bitterly of the misery of being tied to a scandalmonger!

    The Confession of a Fool | August Strindberg
  • So every careless slanderer, and scandalmonger credulous of evil, who believes the lies he propagates.

British Dictionary definitions for scandalmonger


/ (ˈskændəlˌmʌŋɡə) /

  1. a person who spreads or enjoys scandal, gossip, etc

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