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scandalmonger

[ skan-dl-muhng-ger, -mong- ]
/ ˈskæn dlˌmʌŋ gər, -ˌmɒŋ- /
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noun

a person who spreads scandal or gossip.

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Origin of scandalmonger

First recorded in 1715–25; scandal + monger

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British Dictionary definitions for scandalmonger

scandalmonger
/ (ˈskændəlˌmʌŋɡə) /

noun

a person who spreads or enjoys scandal, gossip, etc
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