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scaremonger

[ skair-mong-ger, -muhng- ]
/ ˈskɛərˌmɒŋ gər, -ˌmʌŋ- /
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noun
a person who creates or spreads alarming news.
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Also called fear·mon·ger [feer-mong-ger, -muhng-] /ˈfɪərˌmɒŋ gər, -ˌmʌŋ-/ .

Origin of scaremonger

First recorded in 1885–90; scare + monger

OTHER WORDS FROM scaremonger

scare·mon·ger·ing, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for scaremonger

scaremonger
/ (ˈskɛəˌmʌŋɡə) /

noun
a person who delights in spreading rumours of disaster

Derived forms of scaremonger

scaremongering, noun
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