a person who creates or spreads alarming news.
- scare up,
- scarf cloud,
- scarf joint
Origin of scaremonger
Also called fear·mon·ger [feer-muhng-ger, -mong-] /ˈfɪərˌmʌŋ gər, -ˌmɒŋ-/.
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a person who delights in spreading rumours of disaster
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